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June is Emergency Preparedness Month for Wildfire and being Ready to Evacuate

Ashland Fire and RescueFire Adapted Ashland

Request a wildfire risk assessment for your home.
  Trained volunteers are eager to help you be better prepared for wildfire!
June’s theme in our Wildfire Preparedness Campaign is BE READY TO EVACUATE.
Brian Hendrix, Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator
City of Ashland
We’ve seen up-close the devastation that wildfire can bring to our communities. It is our collective actions now that can prevent the next fire from destroying our amazing community.

Request a wildfire risk assessment for your home!  Ashland Fire & Rescue and the Fire Adapted Ashland Committee created an all-volunteer “Wildfire Risk Assessor” Program (WRAP) to help us continue to build and maintain a resilient, fire adapted community. With a new cohort of volunteers ready to help you - Request a FREE risk assessment HERE!
The Ashland Volunteer Wildfire Risk Assessor (WRA) performs wildfire home risk assessments within Ashland City limits to advise property owners and residents on the wildfire risks associated with their property and how to reduce those risks. The assessments are FREE and provides you a written report to supplement your one-on-one interaction with trained volunteers. Sign up today at
June is Evacuation Preparedness Month: Let’s Prepare Together!
As part of Ashland’s four-month wildfire campaign, June's theme is BE READY TO EVACUATE. It is important that all Ashland residents be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice from your home or workplace by making a plan for evacuation. Ashland has had three wildfire evacuations since 2009. It will happen again so let’s be ready.
Here are five things to do this June:
  • Know Your Zone - Visit and click Know Your Zone to view the City’s Evacuation Zone map and to download a detailed map of your zone
  • Know Your Alerts - Sign up for Ashland’s Citizen Alert – Ashland’s community alert system – this is how we’ll alert you for any emergency. To sign up, go to or text the numbers “97520” to 888777 on your cell phone.
  • Get Ready – Make a go kit for each family member, stored in your vehicle, and small enough to carry on foot if necessary. Follow the steps at
  • Plan to Stay Together – Plan to take one (1) vehicle in an evacuation to minimize evacuation gridlock. Keep the gas tank of this vehicle full during fire season.
  • Know Ready, Set, Go! Evacuation Levels – It is vital you understand and prepare for evacuations based on Ready, Set, Go! Here they are:
Know the evacuation levels

What else can you do?
It’s not too late to follow April and May’s themes at to take actions to prepare your home and property for wildfire, including: See more information about the Wildfire Preparedness Campaign at 
“We are better together!”
Released June 9, 2023 

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