SEVERE WX : High Wind Warning - Wind Advisory - Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Spring Break Safety Breakdown

Whether you're planning a family barbecue or catching the next flight to a spring break destination, it's a good idea to put safety first! Here's our spring break breakdown of ways you can prevent a vacation disaster with Medford Fire-Rescue.

Posted: Mar 28, 2018 9:35 AM
Updated: Mar 28, 2018 10:14 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Planning on getting away this spring break? While it's easy to get swept up in your getaway plans or ultimate staycation, local emergency responders want you to keep these safety tips in mind while you're having fun!

If you're staying in town or visiting friends or family, you'll probably be dusting off the barbecue equipment. 

"It's probably one of the first time times you'll be using your equipment this year so i'd take the opportunity to look over the hoses and make sure it's clean, ready to go," said Chief Brian Fish with Medford Fire-Rescue. "Check the connections between your propane tank and the unit itself. Just make sure when you're done [that] your ashes are absolutely cold before you dispose of [them]. We've had people put them in plastic bags or cardboard boxes and leave them on a desk, which will cause problems."

But if you plan on going to a spring break destination, there are other ways you can protect yourself and your family. 

"The other thing i'd recommend if you're traveling anywhere is to find a way out," said Chief Fish. "A lot of times we'll go in and get our bags, go up an elevator, and to our room and never figure out how to get out if there was a problem in a hotel or place. You should locate the stairs ahead of time."

Any other additions to the packing list? Medford Fire-Rescue says a portable carbon monoxide detector can save lives. While it's Oregon state law for residences to have a CO2 detector, not all places or countries for that matter follow the same rules. 

"Anytime you're in a different area... whether you're traveling to the coast or out of town, take the opportunity to be aware of the safety issues around you," said Chief Fish. "It's a good safety precaution."

CLICK HERE  for our story on the recent recall of certain smoke detectors.

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
Mostly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 50°
Brookings
Mostly Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 43°
Medford
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 50°
Medford
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 50°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
36° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 24°
Drying out, winds diminish this weekend
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events