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 »

Fire Sprinkler Controls Fire at Airport

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fire crews responded to a fire alarm this morning at Airport Chevrolet on Biddle Road. While in route, the response was upgraded to a structure fire response, prompting two additional fire engines from Medford and one additional fire engine from Fire District #3 to be sent to the scene. According to Officials, … Continue reading »

Rogue River Drive Fire 100 Acres

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — Fire crews are working on a 100 acre fire burning on Rogue River Road between Eagle Point and Shady Cove. Crews have taken a defensive position around 5 homes in the path of the fire. Fire officials say 15 to 20 homes are threatened total. The public information officer on the fire says … Continue reading »

Crews Train for Water Rescues

GOLD HILL, Ore. — As more people hit the water to cool off this summer, emergency crews prepared for water rescue efforts. Crews from Fire District 3 held a swift water training near Gold Hill Wednesday. Firefighters learned how to paddle and maneuver rafts and how to safely reach someone who is trapped on the … Continue reading »

Agencies Step Up Firework Enforcement

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — With Independence day getting closer, law enforcement and fire crews are teaming up to keep people safe from the fires and injuries over the holiday weekend. Fire District 3 and Central Point Police Department will both be stepping up enforcement over the next few days, and will be looking out for people … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Inspect Fireworks Tents

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire District 3 was out inspecting firework vendors tents on the first day fireworks can be legally sold in Oregon. The first day of sales may be Monday, but manager Jim Ford said opening takes days of perpetration. “The larger tents take a long time to set up and get all … Continue reading »

Officials Review Report on Merger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two fire departments, two service areas and one possibility of merging the two. “When you call 9-1-1, what you care about is that someone responds quickly, who is well equipped, well trained and able to take care of your problem,” said Vice President of the board for Fire District 3, Colin Fagan. … Continue reading »

More Small Fires Reported This Year

White City – Fire season isn’t supposed to start for another month, but local fire departments say they are already seeing brush and roadside fires starting up. So far Fire District 3 has reported 11 grass and brush fires.  Fire officials say that’s a high number for this time of year.  Looking back over the past … Continue reading »

Wildfire Awareness Month Preps Residents

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon Wildfire Awareness month is kicking off on Thursday. Fire officials said to prepare for a wildfire have a wildfire emergency plan in place.  Also, get your house ready by creating a defensible space surrounding your home up to 100 feet.  This means to make sure your yard is well maintained, and remove … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Gear up for Wildfire Season

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire crews across the Rogue Valley are gearing up for another, possibly intense fire season.  Fire departments are dusting off their wildland firefighting gear, and the Oregon Department of Forestry already has crews hard at work. Fire danger is at low right now, but that will be changing within the coming months.  … Continue reading »

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