SEVERE WX : Wind Advisory - Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Medford Fire-Rescue welcomes new Fire Chief

Today Medford Fire-Rescue welcomed a new Fire Chief.

Posted: Jan 2, 2020 9:44 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 10:43 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Today Medford Fire-Rescue (MFR) welcomed a new Fire Chief.

Chief Eric Thompson, his wife Laura and their 9-year-old son, Reese moved all the way from the Dallas, Texas area to join MFR. Chief Thompson is a 24 year member of the Texas Fire Service. He was the Fire Chief and Assistant City Manager for the City of Red Oak, Texas. He was also the north branch resource coordinator for Texas Intra Fire Mutual Aid System, coordinating mutual aid resources for 33 counties. Chief Thompson was a North Region Director for the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, as well as the chairman of the TFCA strategic planning, and Best Practice committees.

Chief Thompson was awarded the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year Award from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, as well as the 2014, and 2018 President’s Award. He holds a Master Firefighter Certification, Fire Officer IV, Level II Instructor, graduate of Texas Fire Chiefs Academy, Texas A&M Fire Service Chief Executive Officer program and graduate of University of Maryland Staff and Command Program. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwood University.

Fire Chief Brian Fish was honored as retiring Fire Chief at the City Council meeting this evening as Chief Thompson was welcomed as the new Fire Chief and given his badge.

Chief Fish will be staying on temporarily to help with the transition and filling in for the vacant position of Deputy Chief-Operations.

MFR welcomed their new chief and thanked former Chief Fish by saying, "We are thankful for Chief Fish’s service and leadership over the past 31+ years and are looking forward to this new year and where the vision of Chief Thompson will take us."

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 154554

Reported Deaths: 2204
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31785528
Washington21060212
Marion18335285
Clackamas13310175
Lane10172126
Jackson8299111
Umatilla763181
Deschutes591859
Yamhill375964
Linn356556
Malheur334358
Polk302942
Klamath277455
Douglas242853
Benton231816
Josephine231649
Jefferson195028
Coos142519
Union127519
Columbia124321
Wasco122026
Lincoln112820
Hood River106329
Morrow104414
Clatsop7756
Crook77518
Baker6487
Curry4166
Tillamook4122
Lake3746
Harney2726
Grant2221
Wallowa1424
Gilliam531
Sherman530
Wheeler221
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3554629

Reported Deaths: 51395
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118754221106
Riverside2891853749
San Bernardino2853342673
Orange2603483889
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1098411765
Kern102627811
Fresno947941412
Sacramento929441464
Alameda800881224
Ventura77238834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55775944
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38763515
San Francisco34061398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano29968164
Merced28915395
Sonoma27954298
Imperial26843589
Kings21951218
Placer19713231
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15390209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12760185
Shasta10944174
Butte10915160
El Dorado9095100
Napa897668
Sutter884597
San Benito574359
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada393274
Mendocino379643
Amador344441
Humboldt316033
Lake313440
Glenn221023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3947
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Medford
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 39°
Brookings
Mostly Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 42°
Medford
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 39°
Medford
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 39°
Klamath Falls
Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 21°
Drying out, winds diminish this weekend
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events