Smokey Bear: Still handing out the high-fives and safety info after all these years

Smokey Bear
Smokey Bear greets youngsters at recent safety event in Seattle. Photo: DNR

We keep our eyes open for fun family events, especially ones that teach children (and their parents) tips for wildfire safety and, of course, a chance to meet national celebrities like Smokey Bear. Last weekend, Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle and Radio Disney co-hosted a Safety Safari. The event is over now, of course, but who can resist a photo of Smokey Bear getting a ‘hi-five’ from a 5-year-old?

Here are two recent blogs about slightly older kids (young adults, actually) helping improve their communites’s awareness and response to wildfire dangers in rural Pierce County and King County (Eastlake)

Find out more about preventing wildfires on DNR’s Fire Information and Prevention page.

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