HTTP/2 200 date: Mon, 03 May 2021 15:32:06 GMT content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 set-cookie: __cfduid=d1b3a2c6ccacdd94a0aa9e9bf015ca78b1620055925; expires=Wed, 02-Jun-21 15:32:05 GMT; path=/;; HttpOnly; SameSite=Lax vary: Accept-Encoding vary: Accept-Encoding x-pingback: link: ; rel="" link: ; rel="alternate"; type="application/json" link: ; rel=shortlink x-powered-by: WP Engine x-cacheable: SHORT vary: Accept-Encoding,Cookie cache-control: max-age=600, must-revalidate x-cache: HIT: 3 x-cache-group: normal cf-cache-status: DYNAMIC cf-request-id: 09d474bcba0000381df21cd000000001 expect-ct: max-age=604800, report-uri="" server: cloudflare cf-ray: 649a8a412b55381d-IAD alt-svc: h3-27=":443"; ma=86400, h3-28=":443"; ma=86400, h3-29=":443"; ma=86400 NSSF PSAs Remind Recreational Shooters to Help Prevent Wildfires • NSSF

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May 3, 2021

NEWTOWN, Conn. — With 90 percent of wildland fires in the United States caused by human actions, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® is reminding outdoor recreationists, including target shooters and hunters, to take precautions so they don’t accidentally ignite a wildfire.

NSSF’s “Help Prevent Wildfires[3]” public service announcements campaign provides video[4] and audio[5] PSAs, an 8.5 x 11 poster[6], an infographic[7] and shareable social media posts that remind recreational shooters and other outdoor enthusiasts to be mindful of their surroundings and to take precautions, such as:

  • Being aware of restrictions on shooting and other activities in fire-prone areas
  • Not using tracer rounds, exploding targets or ammunition that is steel-jacketed or contains steel-core components
  • Knowing that a vehicle’s hot exhaust systems can ignite dry vegetation
  • Making sure all campfires and smoking materials are properly extinguished
There were more than 57,000 human-caused wildfires in 2020 that burned 10.3 million acres of land throughout the country, causing billions of dollars in damage along with hardship for both people and wildlife. Wildfires are tragic in many ways, including that in most cases they can be prevented when people pay attention to their surroundings and follow safe practices.


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