The Fire Safety House
In 2004, a Fire Safety House was purchased by Ashland Fire with the help of a FEMA grant (Fire prevention and safety program) and the Rogue Valley Fire Protection Cooperative. The most important aspect of the fire safety house is the promotion of proper evacuation practices as well as potential fire starting activities.
The fire house also offers an interactive smoke simulation where children exercise proper evacuation techniques. It also enforces kitchen safety, fire alarm uses, distinguishing tools from toys (The concept of not playing with lighters or matches) and calling 9-1-1.
The fire house is currently being used in both Jackson and Josephine Counties. It is used for events such as fairs; Kid Safety Day, Fire Prevention Week, school programs and other special occasions.