Medford Fire Adapts to the Cold

12-8 medford fireMEDFORD, Ore. – Fire departments are fighting the cold in order to prevent response time from suffering.

Medford Fire Battalion Chief Brian Fish says they’re having trouble quickly responding to many of the accidents and medical calls in the area.

The department placed chains on a number of their engines and assigned two extra brush fire rigs to get to certain emergencies.

“They’re four-wheel drive units, we’ve got one on the South end of town and one on the North end of town,” said Fish. “They’re a little quicker on the streets, and we can have them out there to keep our fire engines available.”

Medford fire has also been forced to empty out the water lines on their trucks. While the tanks can still be full, the lines have a tendency to burst in the freezing temperatures.


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  1. Vicky Buss says:

    Thank God for our Fire Department. Our firemen are all heros, all the time. They are there for us 365 days, 24 hours a day. God Bless them all and keep them safe.

  2. Lanette says:

    Thank You Medford Fire Department for such a quick response to put out the fire at our property off S. Stage Road on Saturday night. The roads were at their worse and covered with ice. We have always appreciated the service that our firemen do. They certainly are hero’s everyday. God bless you all. And Thank You again from the bottom of our heart.

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