Prevent Forest Fires with Smokey Bear and the Beans

It’s Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday on August 9th! From one bear to another, Happy Birthday Smokey Bear!
Smokey Bear was born on August 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear named Smokey would be the symbol for their joint effort to promote forest fire prevention. Smokey's mission is to prevent forest fires and his famous slogan, “Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires!” is well known across the United Sates.

Help Smokey and the Green Beans prevent forest fires by learning to be careful and helping others do the same.

Here are some helpful tips when you build your next campfire with your child:

- Dig a pit away from overhanging branches

- Circle the pit with rocks

- Clear a 10 foot area around the pit down to the soil, removing anything that could catch on fire

- Stack extra wood upwind and away from fire

Be sure to check out Campfire Safety to learn even more!



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