NSSF to Target Shooters and Hunters: 'Wildfires Have Many Causes, Don't Be One of Them!'

Warning Poster and Audio PSA Available

Jul 23, 2015, 07:00 ET from National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation urges target shooters and hunters to be aware of local fire-danger conditions and to do their part to help prevent wildfires.

To remind outdoors recreationists to take precautions, NSSF offers a poster and audio public service announcement containing prevention guidelines for use throughout this fire season.

The poster encourages firearms owners to know the fire-danger levels, warnings and regulations before going target shooting or hunting in fire-prone areas; to minimize the risk of starting a fire by not using ammunition that is steel-jacketed or contains steel-core components; to not use tracer rounds or exploding targets; to remember that a vehicle or ATV's hot exhaust pipes could ignite a fire; and to properly extinguish campfires, among other fire-prevention measures.

The poster is available in two sizes—the standard 8.5 x 11 inches and a larger 11 x 17 size—and is suitable for displaying at shooting ranges, firearms retail shops and outdoor-equipment stores, as well as sharing on websites, blogs and social media sites.

NSSF's 30-second PSA is suitable for radio, television and Internet use. The straight-forward message is—"Wildfires have many causes—don't be one of them!" Download the mp3 file 

The cost for fighting wildfires this year could exceed $1 billion—a staggering amount that does not include tolls on property, wildlife, habitat and humans.

Help prevent wildfires by sharing these fire-prevention messages.

For more information, visit www.nssf.org/education/PreventWildfires.cfm


SOURCE National Shooting Sports Foundation