Fire Crews Use Post Office to Train

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MEDFORD, Ore. — The former Medford Post Office building is empty, but several agencies in the Rogue Valley are putting it to use.

Law enforcement agencies are using the building to train for searches and hostage situations. On Wednesday, Medford Fire practiced maneuvering around the building with a hose. Crew members say the four-floor building is a good training area.

“So, if you think about more of the potential of what we might have in Medford, if you look at all of our retirement homes, a lot of the motels and hotels in the area, a lot of them have a similar interior staircase and interior hallways,” said Fire Captain Ron Nelson.

At the end of the month, fire crews plan to put their training to the test by setting up a mock fire at the Rogue Valley Manor.