Regional Fire Fighter Training

MEDFORD, Ore.– Fire Districts are coming together this week for structure fire training. On Tuesday, Medford Fire and Rescue and Jackson County Fire District 3 learned how to deal with factors in firefighting such as smoke and heat impacts. Tuesday was the second of the three day training. Medford Fire and Rescue and Jackson County … Continue reading »

People Forced to Jump From Burning Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire and Rescue crews are still on the scene of a structure fire in the 700 block of Nobility Drive. The fire broke out just after 4:00 A.M. Wednesday morning and emergency personnel were dispatched. According to investigators, the building was a Christian home helping previously imprisoned people transition back into normal living. Medford … Continue reading »

Arson Not a Factor in Early Morning Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire investigators are ruling out arson in an early morning house fire on Newtown Street in downtown Medford. Units were dispatched to the fire at approximately 5 a.m. The report apparently came from the homeowner who woke up to the smell of fire on the back porch. The fire started in a … Continue reading »

Three Intentional Fires in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three more intentional fires were set downtown Medford early Saturday morning. Around 8 a.m. two fires were ignited in an alleyway near the intersection of Franquette and 12th Street. Around that same time smoke was seen coming from another fire about a block away near a warehouse. The alley fires were put … Continue reading »

Medford Fire Investigation Process

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three weeks of suspicious fires and a serial arsonist has first responders ready. Each time a new fire breaks out,  a new investigation begins. Medford Fire and Rescue Station 3 was called to a fire on Lazy Creek Drive on Wednesday night. When they arrived on scene, investigators immediately took control of … Continue reading »

Another Possible Arson in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are investigating another potential arson. This time again in an alley in downtown Medford.  This is the eighth fire in a string of suspicious fires set in Medford just this week. The latest fire was started around 5 a.m. in an alleyway in the 1000 block of West Tenth Street.  Fire … Continue reading »

Emergency Personnel Get Gunman Training

MEDFORD, Ore. — Late Wednesday night, Medford Police and Fire and Rescue prepared themselves for the day they may have to face with an active shooter in the city. Those agencies had a training session that was a life-like simulation of dealing with a gunman at the Rogue Valley Mall. The training started around 10 … Continue reading »

Medford Agencies Have Gunman Training

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police Department and Medford Fire and Rescue are preparing for the day they will be confronted by a gunman and victims in need of medical care. The scenario-based training seems even more valuable as the number of armed attacks continues to increase. Law enforcement officials say they need to sharpen the skills … Continue reading »

Gas Leak Prompts School Evacuation

MEDFORD, Ore. — Abraham Lincoln Elementary school was evacuated for a short time on Wednesday morning following reports of a gas leak.  Medford Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and investigated the stench.  Fire crews found the gas smell was coming from somewhere in the cafeteria and called Avista. Avista used their special gas detection … Continue reading »

Broken Bridge Stops Firefighters

RUCH, Ore. – Fire crews were unable to save a house form burning to the ground Tuesday night, because a fire engine was stuck on a narrow, wooden bridge leading to the property. Fire agencies across the Rogue Valley say those small, private bridges can sometimes impact response time. Applegate Fire crews responded to a … Continue reading »