The phrase "Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" is indelibly linked to Smokey Bear, one of the most enduring symbols of public service campaigns in the United States. Originating in 1944 as a collaboration between the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, the Smokey Bear campaign aimed to prevent wildfires by raising awareness and encouraging responsible behavior when it came to fire safety.
The original phrase was tweaked in 2001 to "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires." This change wasn't just cosmetic; it was intentional and nuanced. The term "forest fires" was limited in its scope, focusing only on wooded areas. However, wildfires can occur in various landscapes, including grasslands, scrublands, and more. By changing the term to "wildfires," the campaign broadened its reach and relevance, encapsulating all forms of uncontrolled fires that could be prevented by human intervention.
Super soft tri-blend poly/cotton/rayon (50/25/25) tee. Designed in Michigan by The Mitten State. Assembled in USA.
All TMS apparel is designed with vintage blends and run a bit slimmer than traditional cuts. For more information please refer to the sizing charts below:
YOUTH SIZING: XS = Y6 S = Y8 M = Y10 L = Y12 XL = Y14