Best known for spreading the word on wildfire prevention, the iconic Smokey Bear message and image now come in attractive magnet-backed shapes and sizes. Ideal for teachers, public safety and fire departments, scout troops, junior forest ranger groups, and park departments, the magnets help reinforce Smokey’s urgent message. Unlike decals, the Smokey Bear magnets combine the instantly recognizable image of the preeminent wildfire fighter with the utility of a long-lasting, powerful magnet. Smokey Bear magnets are commonly used in youth fire prevention programs, for fundraisers, or on agency vehicles.
Star of the longest-running public service announcement (PSA) the United States has ever launched, Smokey Bear debuted in 1944 as part of a US Fire Service effort to educate the public about the need for care when enjoying the outdoors. Smokey’s first slogan was “Smokey Says – Care Will Prevent 9 out of 10 Forest Fires.”
That changed in the late 1940s to “Remember… Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires,” which remained the slogan for over half a century. The current version debuted in 2001 as “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.” The slogan changed to make a distinction between controlled forest burns overseen by humans to get rid of excess underbrush and out-of-control wildfires.
Available in Multiple Shapes and Sizes
Smokey Bear magnets come in different colors and pack quantities. The round magnets feature Smokey’s face and slogan and are available in either a blue or green version in both 7” (packs of 5) and 2” (packs of 10) diameter. Shop directly on our site, or contact us for larger quantity requests.