You may have the feelings that wildfires are unstoppable after seeing the impact from the Almeda Fire in 2020, in addition to catastrophic losses in other communities throughout the west over recent years. However, decades of research and experience from past fires say wildfire loss is preventable, though wildfires themselves are inevitable. By taking individual responsibility to harden our homes against embers and flames, and mitigate flammable landscaping, we can avoid a major conflagration of buildings and homes in our town. Between April and July, take actions to reduce your home’s risks and effectively prepare for potential fire and smoke.
April is Harden Your Home! month. Click on the April icon below to get started!
Click on the icons below to learn what you should be doing each month to prepare for wildfire in and around Ashland.
There are opportunities to get help or get educated on how to reduce the wildfire risk around your home:
Watch the Firewise Landscaping and Defensible Space Webinar (YouTube)
Sign up for a Wildfire Risk Assessment to identify risks around