Fire prevention mascot in Chile

ForestinThe United States has Smokey Bear for wildfire prevention and Woodsy Owl to promote caring for the environment. Chile has one mascot, Forestín, for both of these activities, and more.

According to Wikipedia:

Forestín is the official mascot of the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) of Chile. It is a coypu (nutria) which can serve as fire brigade (yellow fire resistant jacket and helmet), park ranger (green shirt and quepi) or forester (yellow shirt and green planter), which was designed to educate the public about the dangers of forest fires.

Forestín was introduced to the public in 1976 and since then has evolved.

Forestin

Here are a couple of videos showing Forestín in action.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

3 thoughts on “Fire prevention mascot in Chile”

  1. Just did an exchange with the BRIF (of Spain) and among many other items, they sent me a ton of Axel Bombero stuff! Axel Bombero is their “Smokey Bear”, but a fox instead of a bear.

    I’m planning on doing exchanges with other nations, so I’ll have to add Chile to the list!

  2. Gabriela Omegna from Chile
    Hi Rand, I’m trying to do the same as you. Know in how many countries there are mascots such as Forestín and Smoky Bear. We could exchange information. You think?

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