first responders

First responders get free Labor Day meals

WHITE CITY, Ore. — First responders across the country got a “thank you” for working on Labor Day, including here in the Rogue Valley. Since 2002, Olive Garden has served more than 12,000 free meals. They say it’s a way to give …

Rural Metro Fire purchase new ATV

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Rural Metro Fire purchased an all-terrain vehicle to help in the rough terrain across the county. Its main function is to help first responders rescue injured firefighters. Rural Metro Fire had the vehicle for about six months now. The …

Oregon approves ‘FirstNet’ for first responders

Salem, Ore.– The states of Oregon and Washington are opting into a wireless broadband network for first responders. Governor Kate Brown, along with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, announced the decision to provide a telecommunication network for the states’ public safety community. The First …

Medford firefighters get ballistic vests, helmets

Medford, Ore. – On Friday, on-duty Medford firefighters were issued ballistic vests and helmets they can use when responding to incidents involving violence or the threat of violence. According to Medford Fire-Rescue, violence against public safety officials, specifically firefighters, has been on …

Heroism on display after Portland blast

Portland, Ore. — (KGW) — Portland Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Scott Beyers was among the first to respond to reports of a natural gas leak just minutes before a massive explosion Wednesday morning. Beyers walked up and down the street, making …

Dallas tragedy hits home

Medford, Ore., — In wake of Thursday’s sniper attack on law enforcement in Dallas, many officers and first responders suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. And Medford Police say the attack in Dallas is an attack on all law enforcement, that has an emotional …