State Requests Support for Firefighters

SALEM, Ore. — State and local officials are asking you the show support to firefighters this week. Monday is Fire Service Appreciation Day. In 2007, the Oregon legislature established this day specifically to express appreciation to those who risk their own safety and well-being to protect the public. The State Fire Marshal, Mark Wallace, wants … Continue reading »

Firefighters Burn to Learn

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Firefighting students are battling real flames today on their next step to becoming firefighters. Fire District 3 and Rogue Community College are teaming up to give those students first-hand training. Organizers say the partnership is helping to find more qualified firefighter candidates. The fire sciences program at RCC has been going … Continue reading »

Extra Fire Camp Food Donated

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The wildfires across southwest Oregon inspired an out-pouring of community support. People donated thousands of dollars’ worth of food to firefighters. The extra food from the Douglas Complex ended up at a food pantry; from crackers to fresh fruit, this will be distributed to 4,000 families across Josephine County. The Reaching … Continue reading »

Firefighters Dipping into River Levels

NEAR GALICE, Ore. — This year began with lower than average water levels, and with the firefight, helicopters and other resources have been dipping into the Rogue River to drop on the nearby fires. A single bucket drop is typically 800 gallons and the helicopters, when running, work for several hours at a time making … Continue reading »

Work Continues on Big Windy Complex

NEAR MERLIN, Ore. — Fire crews say they’re racing against time to create a perimeter around the Big Windy Complex. The roughly 14,000 acre fire has seen relatively favorable weather conditions, but officials say changing winds could make it much more active. Fire officials say the terrain at the Big Windy Complex is some of … Continue reading »