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Emergency Preparedness & Response Resources

This page serves as a central hub for wildfire related information. Here you will find resources for use before, during and after a wildfire event in or near the Applegate Valley.

It is important to remember that you are responsible for preparing yourself, your family and your home for wildfire and acting quickly and responsibly when you receive an emergency alert.

The fastest way to receive emergency notices is by signing up for the first resource listed below: The Jackson & Josephine County Citizen Alerts.


  • CitizenAlert for Jackson & Josephine Counties (requires sign up)

Other Essentials

To Report Smoke or Fire

  • Call 911

Burn Day Status

  • Jackson County 541-776-7007
  • Josephine County 541-476-9663 or  541-899-1050

Reporting unauthorized burns or equipment use

(888) 997-7888, or online here.

Air Quality

Home and Neighborhood Preparation

Preparing a ‘Go’ Bag

Making a Step-by-Step Plan

Special Needs

Weather and Fire Discussions

Facebook Pages

Wildfire Preparation (Spanish)

Comprehensive Wildfire Information and Preparation 

Additional Information:

Jackson County Agency Pages:

*Jackson Co. Sheriff Office Facebook Page

Josephine County Agency Pages:

*Josephine County Emergency Management

Regional Agency Pages:

Volunteer & Donate


Additional Reading:

Conversations with the Crew:

Conversations with the Crew are discussions between A Greater Applegate and The Applegate Valley Fire District crew to inform folks about major topics related to fire safety in the valley.

*Small Farms, Local Food, and Wildfires (OSU Oregon State University)

*“Before Wildfire Strikes! A Handbook for Homeowners and Communities in Southwest Oregon” (OSU Extension Service)

* Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center

* Frontline Wildfire Defense