GRANTS PASS, Ore. – It doesn’t matter what day it is; you can always count on firefighters to be on duty. We caught up with some local firefighters on Christmas to see how they spend the holidays. Firefighters told us ...

SOUTHERN OREGON, —Some off-duty southern Oregon firefighters are assisting with Hurricane Ian relief efforts. It’s all happening through Reach Out Worldwide, a non-profit founded by deceased actor Paul Walker. The group responds to natural disasters with groups of volunteer first ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on October 9th for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day. The day is about remembering firefighters like Logan Taylor, who died in August ...

YREKA, CA.– Two firefighter camps have been established around Yreka, one at Yreka High School and one at Montague Elementary. A spokesperson said he’s amazed at how the camps were put together in a matter of days. The camps have ...

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Due to the combination of hot weather and potential lightning, a task force of firefighting resources has been sent to Klamath County to combat potential wildfires. The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal has assembled a ...

WOLF CREEK, Ore. — Keeping the Wolf Creek Rural Fire Protection District operational has been an ongoing issue. While response times have not drastically changed, other agencies are being stretched thin by having to step up. The Wolf Creek Rural ...

Author: Katherine Cook (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — As summer wildfire season approaches, there is growing concern over vacancies within Oregon’s federal firefighter workforce. Right now about 20% of its jobs are vacant. Many former employees have cited low pay, ...

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. ...

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