Firewise USAŽ 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 35 recognized Firewise USAŽ
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 USAŽ status by meeting the following requirements:
2018 Ashland Firewise USAŽ Map