Police Train in Freezing Temperatures

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Shell casings fell to the snow as Medford Police officers spent hours training in 20 degree weather in an effort to gain experience in winter conditions. “Manual dexterity, it diminishes quite a bit the colder and colder it gets,” said Officer Paul Mellgren. Ice and sub-freezing temperatures impact everything from the … Continue reading »

ROTC Objective Training

This is about as close to a battle scene as most people will get. The ROTC objective training is a test, so no real bullets were used, but cadets carry weapons and plan for a surprise attack on the enemy. The Southern Oregon University ROTC Program Manager, Lt. Col. Travis Lee explained that this scenario training … Continue reading »

Applegate Fire Tests New Training Prop

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Applegate firefighters are putting some brand new training equipment to the test. Recruits went through live fire exercises on their new portable burn prop on Sunday. The exercises were part of a training academy that will put 14 new recruits on the field. This exercise was the first time the prop has … Continue reading »

Class Begins for Local Search and Rescue

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Josephine County is training its next class of search and rescue volunteers this weekend. About 60 people met today in Grants Pass to learn the latest in survival and life saving techniques. The course lasts about a month every year. By the time it ends late April, volunteers will have 60 … Continue reading »

Volunteers Get Flood Evacuation Training

PHOENIX, Ore. – The Bear Creek community is practicing how to save lives in flood situations with an emergency evacuation simulation. Community emergency response teams, or CERT volunteers, were sent out on a door-to-door exercise Saturday to see how quickly they could evacuate locals in the event of a flood. The training is called the … Continue reading »

Plane Practice for Disabled Travelers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Saturday evening, 26 families with special needs checked through security, waited at their gate and prepared to board a plane all for practice for the families and the flight crews. “This is really beneficial for us to see whether he was capable of going on a long run or not,” said Phil … Continue reading »