Fourth of July

The Fourth of July in Ashland is a time honored celebration. Fourth of July is also one of the busiest days of the year for the firefighters and paramedics of Ashland Fire and Rescue. Before you celebrate the Fourth in Ashland, take a moment to make sure your holiday is a safe one.  For information about the events in Ashland on the 4th of July, please contact the Ashland Chamber of Commerce at 541-482-3486. We have an aid station staffed by CERT volunteers in Lithia Park just before the bandshell on Winburn Way and Nutley Street for any issues that come up in addition to roving bike medics and CERT volunteers during the parade. 

Fireworks Prohibited in Ashland 
The use of retail fireworks are prohibited throughout the year within the City of Ashland. See Ashland Municipal Code 15.28-070(C). Ashland Fire & Rescue is asking residents to comply with the ordinance in an effort to reduce fires, injuries and the risk to our city’s natural resources. See or print the Fireworks Prohibited Poster here.

The use of any spark producing item which causes a fire is always prohibited. You can be held financially responsible for fire damage and the costs of fire suppression caused by negligent use of fireworks. 

To keep Ashland safe from fireworks caused fires, enjoy the 4th of July Celebration with a fireworks display sponsored by theAshland Chamber of Commerce

There are three items commonly referred to as fireworks, but are considered novelty items that Ashland residents may legally use: 

  • Smoke bombs
  • Snakes
  • Party poppers 

  If you choose to use these “unclassified” items , please observe the following safety precautions:

  • Always have an adult present
  • Only use these in a space clear of combustible vegetation
  • Never use these in forested areas
  • Never alter or throw these items
  • Keep matches and these items out of reach of children
  • Place them in a bucket of water after use
  • Keep water nearby

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.

 

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