Thursday, June 23, 2016

ODF Live Fire Training

Fire crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and Jackson County Fire District 3 participated in live fire training today. The training was at the intersection of Truax and Newland roads in Central Point.
This type of training allows firefighting crews to closely mimic a brush fire in a controlled environment that the fire training staff monitors. Firefighters worked on mobile attack, pump-and-roll tactics, burnout operations, and fire ground communications to refresh skills needed for the upcoming fire season.
Although the day started out slow due to the early morning humidity, it quickly turned into great conditions for the training. This video is a look at some of the collaborative work fire crews did today.

Monday, June 20, 2016

June 20 Pocketcard and Stat Update

With the recent rain ERC values have relaxed nicely from early season highs. Fire danger is back to normal and with the hot dry weather in the forecast we can expect fire danger to respond accordingly. For the latest pocketcard and stat sheet please visit SWOFireData.