Rural Metro Fire

Fatal rollover on I-5

SUNNY VALLEY, Ore. – Investigators are releasing more information about a fatal rollover crash on Interstate 5. Oregon State Police said on evening, a Nissan Versa driven by 84-year-old Grants Pass resident George Kachigian was traveling northbound on I-5 between Wolf Creek …

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 …

Downed power lines cause potential hazards

GRANT PASS, Ore – A damaged power line sparked a small fire last night in Grants Pass. While the fire burned only a tenth of an acre, downed power lines are a concern for firefighters. Downed power lines often lead to homes without …

Fatal crash on Redwood Hwy at Hayes Hill

WONDER, Ore. — Around 5 PM Sunday evening, Rural Metro fire, AMR Josephine County and Illinois Valley Fire District responded to a head on crash on Redwood Highway at Hayes Hill. Rural Metro says four occupants had to be extricated from the …

Learning the key terms used during fire season

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire season is, no doubt, a hectic time. Flames can spark within a matter of seconds and sometimes evacuation notices are quick to follow. “Firefighters will utilize terms… that’s really the best way for them to describe what is …