Medford's first Firewise Community was established in 2016 when the Eagle Trace Home Owner's Association achieved national Firewise Communities/USA status for 232 homes on 78 acres. Medford's second Firewise Community was established in 2019 when the Sun Ridge Estates Homeowner's Association achieved national Firewise Communities/USA status for 46 homes on 200 acres.
A Firewise Community is engaged in wildfire risk reduction activities. The program encourages neighbors to work together on risk mitigation projects. It prioritizes local solutions, individual responsibility, and community collaboration as the most effective tools for countering wildfire risk.
Here is more information about the program and tools that can help you prepare for wildfire season: