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:
- May 5: First Annual Firewise 5K and a 1K event for kids
- May 6: Firewise Clean-Up Day – Sponsored by Recology Ashland Sanitary Service, Ashland Fire & Rescue and the Ashland Firewise Commission
- May 5 - 12: Firewise Week at the Ashland Library – with three special storytime activities and a display of the winning posters from the 4th grade Firewise poster contest
- May 5 - 12: The winning 4th grade poster will be displayed at Ashland Fire Station 1