The Almeda Fire response and recovery represents a new chapter for the City of Ashland to advance our prevention, preparedness, and response to future emergency events. With extreme weather events and natural disasters on the rise, Ashland must anticipate and plan to respond to different emergencies. Lessons learned from the Almeda Fire event will help shape the response to emergencies in the future and better define areas of vulnerability. While many things went right during this emergency, we can always improve and create a more resilient community that can withstand and recover more quickly from a disaster.
To that end, the City of Ashland is conducting an internal and external review of our response to the Almeda Fire. We’re gathering input from our employees who had fire response roles, and we want to know your suggestions on how we can improve public communications and/or evacuations for the next fire. Please take the survey here
to give your feedback. The survey will end on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.