Firewise week (May 5 – 12) planned for City of Ashland, Oregon

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on May 1, 2012

Located in the foothills of the Siskiyou and Cascade ranges is picturesque Ashland, OR. With majestic mountain panoramas, Ashland is about 15 miles north of the California border on Interstate 5.  Newly added to the city’s long list of wildland fire awareness, outreach, and mitigation activities is a Firewise Week from May 5 - 12.  The week’s theme is, “Protect Your Home, Protect Your Community.”

Ashland’s Firewise Commission has planned multiple events to promote the benefits of incorporating Firewise concepts into residential landscaping.  To date, 11 Ashland neighborhoods have received, or will soon receive, national Firewise Communities/USA recognition for their work.

Scheduled events for the week include:

For more information on the Ashland Firewise program contact Ali True, the Ashland Firewise Communities Coordinator with the Ashland Fire Department.

Ashland Oregon - 4th grade poster contest
– Ali True explaining the Firewise 5 information to a classroom of 4th graders in preparation for the Firewise Week poster contest.