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This is a small set of Smokey Bear and his forest friends. I would like to have a set that the State and U.S, Forest Services could have available for Fire Prevention material. The thing about LEGO bricks is that no one throws them away. They either get handed down or sold at garage sales. So what better way to keep the Fire Prevention message spreading?
October is National Fire Prevention Month and this would be a great promotional item for local, state and national fire departments.
Smokey Bear is one of the most recognized symbols ever. He was so popular that he was given his own zip code 20252. In 2019 the US Forest Service will be celebrating Smokey’s 75th year as the face of fire prevention. Preventing forest fires and teaching children about preserving our forests is key to future generations being able to camp, hike and picnic in our forests.
There are 155 national forests, 20 national grasslands and countless number of state forest services that use Smokey Bear for fire prevention. It is estimated 245 million people visit the national forests each year. They do have pamphlets they hand out, but you give a child a “LEGO Smokey Bear” or the ability to buy a Smokey Bear set and that child will be reminded of fire safety for the rest of their lives. Which they in turn will share with friends they play with.