MEDFORD, Ore. — Local firefighters and law enforcement officers are gearing up for a potentially busy night. The fire danger level is now at high for Jackson County and firefighters say that won’t mix well with fireworks and barbecues.
Jackets, helmets and boots will probably get a lot of use over the holiday weekend. The Fourth of July holiday often means an active night ahead for emergency responders. Fireworks, barbecues are an added source of ignition, and because of the added sources, Medford Fire added more resources. Two extra brush rigs and three extra firefighters are ready to respond to any call.
Local law enforcement officers also expect to be busy. Oregon State Police has extra troopers on the road this Fourth to keep the freeways safe through the Fourth to July 6. For the Fourth of July evening, an extra person will be out in Jackson County and this weekend you can expect even more.
Troopers say the more folks traveling, the more officers are needed. Whether it’s a crash, or a fire, both officials seem to agree, the evening will be eventful. This 4th of July may be interesting.