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Fire season is here

Ashland's landscape will be extremely dry this summer, and we must continue to proactively reduce our wildfire risks. Tall grasses and weeds have begun to cure ...

Keep going, Ashland

Ashland residents are seriously stepping up this year to prepare for wildfire. We have never seen so much wildfire risk-reduction work taking place in Ashland ...

Tips for keeping your smoke alarms tip-top

As we just turned our clocks ahead last Sunday, now is a valuable time to check your smoke alarms and ensure they are installed and working properly. Smoke alar...

Yes we can! Sí se puede!

Avoiding an Almeda fire in Ashland is achievable - and you can save your home and our town. Many people have commented on the seemingly random nature of which b...

This app can save your life

If you know someone who has suffered cardiac arrest, you understand that time plays a critical factor in survival. Cardiac arrest is when a person's heart stops...

Tips for avoiding injuries from falls

It's no secret that Ashland's population tends toward the retirement age brackets. While there are many things to enjoy as one ages, physical challenges are ine...

Toto, we're not in Ashland anymore

It may go without saying, but even firefighters were taken aback by the ferocity and speed of the Almeda fire. Communities up and down Oregon were simultaneousl...

Emergency training materials available

The Community Emergency Response Team program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basi...

Ashland evacuation: What's the plan?

In the aftermath of the Almeda fire, we have seen a lot of misinformation on social media talking about the city's "lack" of an evacuation plan. We understand t...

Heat illness and how to avoid it

Summer in Southern Oregon is filled with lots of fun outdoor activities, and it is important to understand and prevent heat-related illness. During hot weather,...

Ready, Set, Go!

Southern Oregon now faces extreme fire conditions. As such, fires may quickly overwhelm local firefighting crews, forcing community members to move to safety at...

Don't wait to abate

Despite the much-appreciated rains in June, including some very impressive thunderstorms, Ashland's landscape will be very dry this summer, and we must continue...

Lend a hand to reduce wildfire risk

It may be quieter than usual around town, but it is a beautiful day in the neighborhoods of Ashland. Behind the closed doors of homes across town, Ashland is bu...

Building a culture of preparedness

The Community Emergency Response Team concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985. The fire department created a pilot prog...