Oregon workers compensation law already protects firefighters for many types of cancer, but not all of them. ...

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Fire Department is experiencing a staffing shortage. However, its fire chief is quick to assure the public it won’t affect their safety. A battalion chief still recovering after getting struck by a driver on the ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass firefighters honored fallen 9-11 first responders by doing a Memorial Walk today. Normally, local firefighters gather at the Rogue Valley Manor to honor 9/11 first responders who paid the ultimate price 20 years ago. ...

MEDFORD, Ore. —ODF ordered a strike team and Rural Metro firefighters were able to fill that need. ODF says the help couldn’t come at a better time. ‘”It took us about 14 hours to drive up here,” said Tim Soule, ...

MEDFORD, Ore. —Southern Oregon Congressman Cliff Bentz was in the Rogue Valley Thursday. He visited Medford’s Air Tanker Base. He was joined by Jackson County Commissioners and Medford State Representative Kim Wallan. ODF and the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —Despite near-record heat, ODF used live-fire on Thursday, to get firefighters some active fire training, with the real thing. Firefighters not rushing to extinguish this fire, they started it themselves. 8 rookie ODF firefighters participated in the ...

ROGUE VALLEY, Ore — Firefighters across much of Jackson county are closely monitoring potential smoke and fires after Tuesday’s lightning storm. Oregon Department of Forestry and Jackson County Fire District Three responded to multiple reports of smoke and fires Tuesday ...

MERLIN, Ore —  Grayback Forestry which has locations in White City and Merlin, is looking to secure its team for this upcoming fire season. During the summer months, Grayback crews spend time battling fires in Oregon and across the country. ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– “We just need people to be really vigilant and really aware,” said Natalie Weber, spokesperson for the Oregon Department of Forestry. The last week of October is known for being scary, but ODF said there’s another reason to ...

 CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — When it comes to fighting fires like Almeda and the many others that sparked just one week ago, the conditions can have firefighters switching up their tactics by the minute. “It’s like taking a hairdryer and ...

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