Fire Season Is Ending
But Fire Prevention
Oregon Department of Forestry fire officials are officially ending the 2016 fire season on Southwest Oregon District-protected lands Thursday, October 13 at 12:00 a.m.
The conclusion of fire season is a result of cooler temperatures and continued rainfall throughout Jackson and Josephine counties.
The fire prevention regulations put into effect on June 30 will no longer be enforced. This impacts 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management lands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
Although fire season is coming to a close, it does not mean that there is no danger of wildfire. The end of fire season eases restrictions on activities that often can start a fire but does not relieve a person of responsibility for their actions.
Residents need to remember that it is everyone’s responsibility to practice fire prevention protocol. When burning or using any type of fire in the woods or yard, make sure to be in attendance and maintain control of your burn at all times. Clear above and around your burn, with firefighting equipment nearby as a precaution. Residents should contact their local fire department before conducting any burning as restrictions vary among local fire districts.
The firefighters and staff at the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District would like to thank all partnering agencies, support staff and the public for their continued cooperation this fire season.
For more information, please call or visit the Southwest Oregon District unit office nearest to you:
· Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point. (541) 664-3328
· Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Dr., Grants Pass. (541) 474-3152
Always call before you burn outdoors.
Burn Day Information
Jackson County 541 776-7007
Josephine County 541 476-9663
Cooking Fires are the leading cause of all residential fires. The majority of those fires are caused from unattended cooking.
Do not leave your stove unattended while cooking!
This is the time to prepare your Family Escape Plans. Be sure to check your smoke alarms for working batteries. Call or stop by to find out information on how to create and practice your escape plan.
We have resources available, please contact use if you are in need of a smoke alarm.
Be Ready for all Emergencies.
Have a Family Plan.
are open to the public;
Next Board meeting is Wednesday October 26, 2016-
6 pm - New Training Building. Annual Audit Presentation
Please visit the following link for more information on the next meetiing. Have you considered serving on the Board of Directors? Please come to the next meeting.
Are you interested in serving your community as a board member for the Fire District? As of October 1, 2016 there is a vacancy to be filled next regular meeting.
For more information visit the Board Page.
Message from your Safety Committee;
"Although fire season is coming to an end,
it doesn't mean a burn pile can't get out of control."
Out door burning is not allowed at this time.
Ready, Set, Go
The evacuation plan has been developed by County Emergency Management and the Fire Chiefs Assoc. to raise awareness on Evacuation Procedures & Current Emergency incidents.
Ready - Be Prepared & Have an Evacuation Plan
Set - Significant Danger, Stay informed & be ready to go in a moments notice
Go -Leave immediately. Follow evacuation plan & stay informed
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Thank you for all you do to keep informed and prepared.
We appreciate your support!
Creat a Family Escape Plan.
Think about your animals too!
Post a visible address sign.
First one is always free from HQ...
Call the District Office to set up a Fire Safety Education that is right for you! Ask for Tallie; 541-899-1050
Please contact Tallie @ the District Office for more information