The City of Ashland secured a grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to protect our most vulnerable citizens from the effects of smoke by supplying free HEPA-grade room air purifiers to those who qualify. Community organizations partnering with Smokewise Ashland will be assisting with distribution of room air purifiers to qualified participants who live in the City of Ashland. Whether smoke is from wildfires or from our controlled burns that are an important tool for managing our watershed, smoke particulates can be removed using a room air purifier.
Due to high demand for the air purifiers and a limited supply, we will be qualifying Ashland residents based on the following criteria:
Age vulnerability which includes children under 15 and adults over 65 years
Anyone predisposed by heart and lung problems including asthma and COPD