Share Your Story

Why tell your story? Students and their families can learn from your experiences and be more prepared for wildfire. Telling your story can also help members of your family safely process the feelings during the wildfire and following days.

Who should tell their story? Anyone, near or far from a wildfire and of all backgrounds and ages.

What should you share in your story?  Share your thoughts and feelings before, during and after the fire.


Below are some suggestions for what you can include and guidance for how to work through the experience:

  • Start with the Facts: When retelling your story of and experience with wildfire, focus on the facts of what happened. Share the who, what, when, and where is a good place to start or, write separate entries about what happened before, during, and after the wildfire.

  • Adding Thoughts and Feelings: After writing about the facts of your experience, you can revise and add more detail. Slowly read through your narrative, adding details about your thoughts and feelings experienced. Revisions to the facts are also acceptable during this part of the process.

  • Finally, you can write one last paragraph about how you feel differently now, as opposed to when the wildfire was occurring. What have you learned? Have you grown stronger in any ways? What would you say to someone else who was going through the same experience?

Thank you for sharing your fire story! Stories will be published anonymously on this website. 

Stories shared through this form and/or by email will be published on this website.

We will list your first name if you provide it. Otherwise, we will list the author as "Anonymous".

Thank you for sharing your fire story!

Share Your Fire Story

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Feel free to include a photo or short video.