Firefighters Train in SOU Dorm Building

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland firefighters trained inside an old SOU dorm Saturday to respond more efficiently to fires inside buildings with long hallways. Fire crews spent the afternoon doing drills to run hoses in and out of the dorm building. Firefighters did multiple scenarios in the building responding to different floors and laying hose. They … Continue reading »

Ashland Fire Urges Evacuation Planning

ASHLAND, Ore. – In light of stormy conditions and numerous fire starts in the area, Ashland Fire & Rescue is advising all residents to prepare for evacuation, even those who don’t live near any of the areas being affected. Spokespeople with the department say those who wait until an evacuation notice is issued often forget important items. … Continue reading »

Ashland Business Gets Emergency Award

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Ashland business is being recognized for its efforts to prepare for an earthquake or other natural disaster. Standing Stone Brewing Company received an “emergency prepared business” designation by Ashland Fire and Rescue. It is the first Ashland business to receive the honor. Employees at the brewery took part in classes that … Continue reading »

Ashland Trains for Flu Outbreak

ASHLAND, Ore. — Emergency responders and city leaders in Ashland are preparing now and practicing how to respond to a large-scale flu pandemic. Those crews trained on how to set up an emergency operations center in Ashland and coordinate with police, fire, health officials, and others. Wednesday, the teams set up a simulation about what … Continue reading »

Fire Hydrant Test in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — For those living in the Ashland area, don’t be surprised if your water color changes in the next few hours. Ashland Fire & Rescue, along with the Ashland Water Department, will be doing a fire hydrant flow test this afternoon. It’s happening near Hersey Street at 1:45 p.m. During the test, people … Continue reading »