Ashland is a beautiful city that rests on the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains and is surrounded by generous amounts of open space and forestland. These qualities are some of the reasons that people love to live here, but they pose a significant wildfire threat to the city.
The City of Ashland is dedicated to providing residents the tools to create fire safe landscaping and use fire-resistant construction materials to protect lives, property and firefighters in the event of a wildfire. One of the main tools provided is a FREE Firewise Assessment provided by the Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator at Ashland Fire & Rescue. This one hour comprehensive assessment includes a walk around your home and property where specific recommendations are provided for the landowner. Call (541) 552-2231 for your Firewise Assessment!
The City of Ashland is also a leader in the Firewise Communities/USA program which provides residents of the wildland/urban interface (WUI) with the knowledge and skill necessary to make it happen. The Firewise Communities/USA recognition program enables communities in all parts of the United States to achieve a high level of protection against wildfire as well as sustainable ecosystem balance. Find out how today by visiting firewise.org, or by calling Ashland Fire & Rescue and asking for more information about how your neighborhood can become Firewise!