May is Wildfire Awareness Month

Published on May 01, 2021

Air Tanker Drop Near USCCP Along I-5 during Almeda Fire
May is Wildfire Awareness Month and the City of Medford is encouraging residents to begin preparing for another potentially challenging wildfire season.

There are many ways you can prepare yourself, family and home for an emergency. Review the Emergency Preparedness Handbook, make sure you're signed up to receive local citizen alerts, and familiarize yourself with the different types of evacuation levels and what they mean.

Being prepared for an emergency can help reduce fear and anxiety that accompany disasters. Check out the resources below to learn more.
Planning for Fire Season
We encourage our residents to take steps to be prepared for the upcoming fire season. An Emergency Preparedness Handbook has been developed by Rogue Valley Emergency Management to assist you in preparing for specific emergency situations. The guide includes:
  • Family/Business Emergency Plan
  • Communication Plan
  • Preparedness Kit
Sign Up for Citizen Alert
Sign up for Citizen Alert to review alerts about emergencies near your home, workplace, children's schools other important places!

If you are already signed up, take time to verify your addresses and phone numbers.

Click here to receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news.
Be Ready. Be Set. Go!
Your local law enforcement agency orders evacuations. If you feel threatened by a wildfire, do not wait for an official evacuation order. Click here to learn more about evacuation levels.
  • Be Ready -Prepare, monitor, and pack your valuables.
  • Be Set -Be set to evacuate at a moment's notice.
  • Go -Leave immediately!



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