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Alison Lerch

Alison Lerch

455 Siskiyou Blvd Ashland, OR 97520

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Address:
455 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland
OR 97520
Interests:
  • Business wildfire resilience
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Fire prevention education
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Ignition-resistant home construction
  • Wildfire recovery
  • Wildfire risk assessment
  • WUI codes and ordinances

Alison Lerch is the Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator with Ashland Fire & Rescue in Ashland, Oregon. Ashland sits on the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains in the Rogue Valley of southwest Oregon. Alison has a degree in Forestry with an emphasis in Rural Sociology and Forest Ecology. She has been working with landowners to reduce wildland-urban interface pressures since 2007, and has extensive knowledge in community fire planning, community engagement and grant writing.

Ashland Firewise Communities

Ashland has been working with the Firewise USA program since 2011 and currently has 28 registered Firewise neighborhoods within the city limits (six square miles). The program works with citizens to collaboratively reduce wildfire hazards around homes, neighborhoods and our community. Ashland Fire & Rescue has been fortunate to use Title III funds to assist our Firewise Communities in reducing their wildfire risk.

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Wildland Fire Codes and Ordinances

Ready, Set Go!

The Ready, Set, Go! (RSG!) Program is being used by Ashland Fire & Rescue to educate residents on what to expect in the event of a disaster related evacuation.

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