As the City receives updated information from Avista Utilities, it will be posted on the City website in the News box and also distributed on the Nixle notification system. Text your zip code to 888-777 and you will be signed up.
 

Firewise USA® Program

Firewise USA

Firewise USA® is a national recognition program through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that emphasizes homeowner responsibility and community participation in wildfire home safety. It encourages local solutions for reducing wildfire risk by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from the risk of wildfire. To save lives and property from wildfire, the NFPA Firewise USA program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together  and take action now to prevent losses.

Ashland is the leader for the state of Oregon with 33 recognized Firewise USA®
neighborhoods within the city limits. Ashland's first 7 communities were created in 2011 and the program has taken off since then. 

Working with fire professionals, neighborhoods of 8 dwelling units or greater in the City of Ashland can earn Firewise USA® status by meeting the following requirements:  

  • Complete a community assessment and create an action plan that identifies agreed-upon achievable solutions to be implemented by the community. This can be done by the City's Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator.
  • Sponsor a local Firewise Task Force Committee which maintains the Firewise USA®
    program and tracks its progress.
  • Observe a Firewise Clean Up Day each year that is dedicated to a local project.
  • Invest a minimum of $24.14 per dwelling unit annually in local Firewise projects. See examples here!
  • Submit an annual online report that documents continuing compliance with the program.
Visit firewise.org, or call Ashland Fire & Rescue and ask for more information about how your neighborhood can become Firewise USA®!
 
Ashland FIrewise Communities
Map of Ashland's Firewise USA® Communities

How safe is your home's ignition zone? Check out the latest publication from Firewise USA®
to learn more about your home. 

Habla español? La amenaza brasa y la zona de ignición casa

 


FIREWISE COMMUNITIES IN ASHLAND 2017.PDF (2679.8kb)
2017 Ashland Firewise USA® Map

Online City Services

Customer Central Online Payment Center
Connect to
Ashland Fiber Network
Request Conservation
Evaluation
Proposals, Bids
& Notifications
Request Building
Inspection
Building Permit
Applications
Apply for Other
Permits & Licenses
Register for
Recreation Programs

©2019 City of Ashland, OR | Site Handcrafted in Ashland, Oregon by Project A

Quicklinks

Connect

Share

twitter facebook Email Share
back to top