MEDFORD, Ore. -- The Rogue Valley Strike team is back home.
The crews spent a week working on the Kincade fire in Sonoma County.
Medford Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tom mcGowan told NEWSWATCH 12 that the first thing he did when got back on Saturday night was hug and kiss his kids.
He told me he spent 7 days on the Kincade fire.
He worked 24 hours shifts. McGowan and the rest of his team usually had 12 hours off in between shift.
“Thinking about that same area that had impact in 2017 and we're going to head back to that same area.”
He has been the strike team leader for more than 5 years.
The teams are made up of 22 firefighters from all over Medford - Ashland and Rogue River.