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JPR Interview on Fire Adapted Ashland and Emergency Preparedness

Fire Adapted Ashland Today, September 12, the City of Ashland Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator, Brian Hendrix, and Emergency Management Coordinator, Kelly Burns, took part in a live interview on Jefferson Public Radio – All Things Considered – Rhythm & News show. Listen Now!

They talked about the City’s Fire Adapted program and what Ashland citizens can do to make their property fire ready and how to be better prepared for an emergency--- Know your evacuation zones, know evacuation levels, sign up for alerts and pack a to-go bag. Complete information at

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for Alerts with Everbridge Citizen Alert (the City switched from Nixle on Jun 1, 2023). Citizen Alert will notify folks in real-time for localized emergency situations, plus relevant community advisories like power outages and smoke advisories. Register today! (This online link is the best way to sign up; however, you may also text "97520" [message field] to "888777" [recipient field].) 

Learn why the City switched from Nixle to Citizen Alert, in an August 11 news release.  

Released September 12, 2023 

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