fire season

City of Ashland authorizes infrared drone

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is looking to pilot a new program that could help firefighters during wildfires. The city is considering getting an infrared drone. It can detect heat to tell firefighters where a fire is most active especially …

Tips to prepare for wildfire smoke season

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson County Health and Human Services is encouraging you not to wait to prepare for fire season. Protecting yourself from wildfire smoke is especially important for the health of children, older adults, pregnant women and those with chronic …

New ODF hires train for fire season

 CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The newest recruits of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest District got their hands dirty Thursday. Over a dozen rookie firefighters got to step out of the classroom and into their gear for hands-on training. “When they leave …

Pacific Power preps for fire season

PORTLAND, Ore. – The electrical utility company providing power to southern Oregon said they’re adjusting their infrastructure to be better prepared for the increasing threat of wildfires. Pacific Power Senior Vice President Scott Bolton said his company is working with local emergency …