Fire Officials Ask Community Feedback

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire District 3 is asking community members for feedback and ideas for improving over the next several years. The district held a two-day conference. Leaders from cities, police and assisting agencies all attended. Fire officials say they hold this meeting every three years or so, and use the information to make … Continue reading »

Firefighters Work to Beat the Heat

ASHLAND, Ore. — Firefighters are battling more than just fires. With temps predicted in the triple digits, they are also battling the heat. Ashland Fire and Fire District 3 say they are limiting their training and activities to the morning and evening, and staying inside and hydrating during the hottest part of the day. Firefighters … Continue reading »

Student Firefighters Train in New Course

MEDFORD, Ore. – Crews were battling a fire over at Fire District 3 but for training purposes with students. For several weeks student firefighters are learning everything from survival skills to fighting flames, and on Wednesday they put their skills to the test. Students worked together to put out various fires inside a makeshift steel … Continue reading »

Sawdust Sets Fire at Biomass

WHITE CITY, Ore.  — Over the weekend, smoke filled the sky in White City when a pile of sawdust at the Biomass One plant caught on fire, requiring outside assistance. Jackson County Fire District 3 responded to the call around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening and didn’t leave the scene until around 10:30 p.m. Fire … Continue reading »