As a follow-up to the Pam Marsh agency meeting that occurred last week, alert systems throughout Jackson and Josephine county are going through changes.
Making sure authorities can reach residents about fire and evacuation information is a critical priority as temperatures begin to rise throughout the Rogue Valley.
“Ashland is in the process of switching over to a new version of Nixle, that’s just gonna give us more capabilities, right now we're using the same Nixle we’ve always used which is plenty good for what we need it for,” said Chris Chambers, wildfire division chief.
Currently there are 17,700 residents in the city of Ashland signed up for Nixle and will be alerted for every major and some minor inconvenience that the city is facing. Last year they took the alert system to a new level and created zones throughout and around the city.