In 1942 (after Pearl Harbor), Japanese submarines fired shells near Santa Barbara, CA) igniting wildfires. Since most firemen & able-bodied men were off in World War II, the @u.s.forestservice began a campaign to educate Americans on the dangers of forest fires. The Campaign began with Bambi (which Disney loaned them the rights to for one year) and in 1944, Smoky The Bear was born. Today it’s the longest running public service ad campaign in U.S. history. “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires”🔥

Leave a Comment

Start typing and press Enter to search