Reminder: Wildfire Forum, Tomorrow, Thursday, Jan 17, 6-8PM

Representative Pam Marsh

January 16, 2019

Wildfire Forum in Medford to Address Community Protection

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

With the 2019 fire season fast approaching, this forum will help us understand how firefighting agencies are preparing to defend our community. Please join us as we hear from the leaders at the forefront of strategies to protect Southern Oregon.


Representative Pam Marsh

State Representative
Oregon House District 5 - Southern Jackson County

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A January 17 Wildfire Forum will feature officials from local, state and federal fire protection agencies who will share their insights, experience and recommendations for community protection. This will be an opportunity to learn about coordination among agencies, data utilized for decision-making, resources available for fighting catastrophic fires, and the need to adapt strategies in the face of changing and challenging conditions.

Speakers will include Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southern Oregon Area Director Dave Lorenz; Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal Jim Walker; Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Supervisor Merv George (dependent on government shutdown); and Ashland Fire & Rescue Forest Division Chief Chris Chambers. Additional panelists may be announced.

Open to the public with free admission, the Wildfire Forum continues the community conversation initiated at September’s Smoke & Fire Summit and takes place from 6:00-8:00 PM at Asante Smullin Health Education Center, 2825 East Barnett Road in Medford. Doors open at 5:30 with a prompt 6:00 start.

Get directions to Asante Smullin Health Education Center Here

Follow the Wildfire Forum on Facebook Here

Smoke & Fire Summit Follow Up & Video

Hundreds of local residents attended the Smoke & Fire Summit on September 15, 2018 at SOU. It was a starting point for many conversations about how we can move forward to mitigate the consequences of severe wildfires and climate change on our economy, health and quality of life here in Southern Oregon. Enormous thanks again to everyone who participated both on the panels and in the audience.

If you missed the Summit or would like to see it again, here are links to videos of the event, in full-length and segmented by panel topics.

Smoke & Fire Summit Photos

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1405

District Phone: 541-282-4516

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-375, Salem, Oregon 97301