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Extrication Training

Both Evans Valley Fire District (EVFD) and Rogue River Fire District (RRFD) personnel will be working with extrication equipment during their Sept. 19 training. "Learning to use this gear is part of basic academy training," EVFD Capt. Travis Crume said. “We have a few here (at EVFD) who haven’t had a lot of experience with this gear and some who have plenty. This past year, we’ve used our gear a few times, and RRFD has used their eight or ten. This training will be new to some and a refresher for others." EVFD Chief Bill Fuller said they do this sort of training once a year. It depends (Subscribe for full story)


Grants Pass Fire Possible Arson

A man has been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed the old Grants Pass rural fire headquarters building, located at 323 South G Street. According to Lt. Ryan Brown, a detective with the Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety, at around 11:58 a.m. on Sept. 18, a police officer was flagged down by people and firefighters were notified. Grants Pass Fire/Rescue, Rural Metro Fire Department, and American Medical Response responded to the structure fire. The fire was quickly contained under 30 minutes from the initial report, and the structure is considered a complete loss. No injuries were re-ported. After suppression efforts concluded, detectives from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety began an investigation into the cause of the fire. Result (Subscribe for full story)





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