Approximately 1400 homes in and around Ashland are located in a mapped wildfire hazard area called the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). In addition, lands in and around the city lead into the Ashland Creek Watershed, source of the City's drinking water. Fires have been a frequent visitor to our landscape and will return due to accidents or lightning strikes. Fire has a natural role in our forest ecosystem but can threaten homes and lives in our town. Wildfire awareness is essential to living in the WUI zone. Ashland Fire and Rescue is a valuable resource for homeowners and citizens concerned with wildfire in Ashland. The resources located here include plans, maps, and detailed information for the homeowner and citizen. Click on the links below to learn about wildfire safety and City programs:
Am I in the WUI? What to do if you are - Find out if your home is in the WUI and what you should be doing to protect your home and family if it is.
Wildfire Evacuation for Residents- Prepare now and keep yourself and your family safe during a wildfire.
Firewise Communities Resources and Information - Learn about Firewise Landscaping and Construction
See the options on the left hand menu for further details or call Alison Lerch at (541)552-2231.