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Grants Pass wildland fire rediness drill

Monday July, 6th Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety will practice fire readiness drills.

Posted: Jul 5, 2020 10:26 AM

Grants Pass, Ore-- Grants Pass Fire Rescue, Rural Metro Fire Department, and Oregon Department of Forestry are hosting a training exercise the week of July 6th. 

The training will take place in the Northwest area of Grants Pass on the mornings of July 6, 8, and 10th.

Units from Grants Pass Fire Rescue, Rural Metro FD, Rogue River Fire District, Illinois Valley Fire District, Applegate Fire District, Williams Fire District and the Oregon Department of Forestry will be the task-forces participating. 

No live fire will be present, the training exercise will be in efforts to train and reinforce first responding fire departments for real wildfires. 

These drills are to test and improve the participating agencies notification, response, coordination and communication used during wildfires.

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is asking the public to drive carefully during the hours of 9-11 a.m. during these drills because of fire equipment moving around the area. 

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