Medford Warns of Fire Fuel Risk

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire officials say flames can race through fields because they’re filled with fuel. It’s dry, and there’s a lot of it. Medford firefighters say fire season will be here soon. That means Medford residents need to make sure their lawns are mowed and weeds are trimmed. If not, you could get a … Continue reading »

Agility Training for Medford Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Fire is limbering up for agility training day. It’s an annual requirement for the entire force, and part of an ongoing 11-week training academy. Young firefighters and veterans were timed through the agility course, with different time requirements for different age groups. They had to climb a five story tower by … Continue reading »

Live Fire Training in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Southern Oregon fire agencies are combining training efforts to make firefighting more streamlined. The live fire training is for the new firefighters joining Fire District 3 and Medford Fire. In the past, crews say they ran two academy’s at once for each fire department, but now they’re combining the academies. The … Continue reading »

Two Alarm Fire In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — A report of a fire brings crews to the scene of a location that may have housed hazardous materials. It happened this afternoon at a building near the Rrrrrink Ice Skating Facility in south Medford. Reports of smoke and flames were called in by people passing by the area. Fire crews responded … Continue reading »

Flue Fire Threatens Medford Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — Multiple fire crews responded to put out a flue fire this afternoon. Several Medford Fire rescue engines responded to the home on the 800 block of Niantic Street in Medford. Fire crews say the flue fire from the residents home escaped into the wall. When crews arrived, they were able to extinguish … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Use Post Office to Train

MEDFORD, Ore. — The former Medford Post Office building is empty, but several agencies in the Rogue Valley are putting it to use. Law enforcement agencies are using the building to train for searches and hostage situations. On Wednesday, Medford Fire practiced maneuvering around the building with a hose. Crew members say the four-floor building is a good training … Continue reading »

Crews Knock Down Two Structure Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two structures fires kept fire crews busy in the Rogue Valley on Sunday afternoon. The Medford Fire Department responded to a call around 1 p.m. about a fire just blocks away from one of their stations. Table Rock Road was shut down as crews worked to put out the fire near the … Continue reading »

Family’s Home Burned To The Ground

PHOENIX, Ore. — A Rogue Valley family is without their home and their dog is missing after a fire destroyed their home early Saturday morning. The call came in around 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning and and crews from Jackson County Fire District 5, Medford Fire and Fire District 3 responded to the call on Coleman … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Train On Donated House

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Sunday morning, crews from Medford Fire had a training opportunity that hasn’t been available in more than a year. A house in Medford was donated by the owner to the Medford Fire Department for training purposes. Firefighter Josh Allphin has been with Medford Fire for about a year and said Sunday’s … Continue reading »

Medford Fire Hosts Open House

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire Prevention Week kicks off on Sunday. Medford Fire hosted an open house to make sure people are prepared for an emergency. Medford residents said they found the event very helpful. “I’ve never been in a fire so it was kind of a thing where this is what it somewhat looks like” … Continue reading »

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