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Fire Preparedness Workshop

July 1 - July 31

2021 Summer Music and Workshop Series: Fire Preparedness Workshop

Fire Workshop and Fun at Dunn Ranch Center for Food and Agriculture

Thursday, July 1, 4pm-6pm at Dunn Ranch Center for Food and Agriculture


Ashland, Oregon – The 2021 Summer Music and Workshop Series — Fire Preparedness with KS Wild and local fire expert, Richard Fairbanks. Coexisting with forest fires is mandatory. All residents of southern Oregon need to know how they can reduce the risk of fire and be best prepared for a fire or smoke incident. Rich Fairbanks will speak to the importance of maintaining defensible space around your home, understanding the fuel types of your property and wildfire preparedness. Rich is a local fire professional with 40 plus years in wildfire management. This presentation includes a free Forest & Fire Toolkit created by KS Wild. Click here to preview and/or download your own copy! KS Wild also dives into how fires are reshaping the west coast in their new podcast titled, One Foot in the Black.

The Fire Workshop is on July 1st at 4PM at Dunn Ranch Center in Ashland, Oregon.


Stick around after the workshop and enjoy live music by Dunn Ranch Jam w/ JD Berlingeri, 7-9 pm. Libations available for purchase and dinner from Word of the Street food truck. We encourage guests to bring their own blanket or chairs and space out as they wish. Please note that we are following Covid-19 safety guidelines and events are subject to change. RSVP for directions and a reminder email before the event.


“This is a busy time for many rural homeowners; getting ready for fire season. From cleaning needles off the roof to thinning your forest, managing the fuels is the key.” said Rich Fairbanks, a local fire professional with over 40 years of experience in fire suppression and forest management.  “We should start now, well ahead of the next wildfire.”


“The best time to prepare for wildfire is before the fire starts,” said Alexi Lovechio with the conservation group KS Wild who was the lead editor of the toolkit. “We asked the leading experts and worked with community groups to assemble important information about key agencies and wildfire preparation resources in the Siskiyou region.”


The Fire Workshop is on July 1st at 4PM at Dunn Ranch Center in Ashland, Oregon. More info and to RSVP please visit kswild.org/events.


July 1
July 31
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