Smokey Bear

August 12, 2019

Nominations period for 2020 Smokey Bear Awards opens

The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Committee is pleased to announce the opening of the nominations period for 2020 Smokey Bear Awards. In the world of wildfire prevention, there is no greater honor than to receive a Smokey Bear Award. These special awards are reserved for people or organizations that provide outstanding service with significant and [read more]

August 1, 2019

July is a busy month for Smokey in Nebraska

Smokey may be 75-years-old, but he’s shown no signs of slowing down. The fire prevention expert was on the trail across Nebraska throughout July. Smokey made several appearances to remind folks of the potential for fire danger all around us. Even where we might not always think to look. At the Science and Ag Family [read more]

January 11, 2019

Smokey, NASF kick off New Year with 2019 Rose Parade

By Ashley Harrington This New Years Day, NASF President and Missouri State Forester Lisa Allen joined Smokey Bear, USDA Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, and Ad Council VP of Campaign Development Amy Gibson-Grant on the "Smokey Wagon" for the 2019 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Over 1 million people at the parade - and millions [read more]

December 5, 2018

Help us spread the word: fire prevention doesn't mean suppression

Do you know the BIG differences between "fire prevention" and "fire suppression"? Fire suppression is how we put out wildfires. Sometimes, wildfire suppression is avoided, like in fire-dependent ecosystems where people don’t live close by. Other times, in areas where people do live close by, fire suppression is critical to saving lives, homes, and communities. Suppressing wildfires on landscapes that [read more]