The National Association of State Foresters has been trying to educate people the ways to prevent forest fires. Forest fires affect everyone, not just those who live near a forest. The Smokey Bear campaign is recognized by 8 out of 10 Americans. Despite this, it has been unsuccessful in recent years to prevent an increasing number of annual blazes.
Forest fires affect everyone, both those living near forests and far away, animals and humans alike. What would happen when there is no one like Smokey Bear to defend the forests from the 85% of annual wildfires humans start? It is important to learn how to prevent wildfires.