Grants Pass Fire/Rescue
Emergency Messages as of 5:52 pm, Fri. Jun. 21
No information currently posted.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Grants Pass Fire/Rescue.
Primary email address for a new account:

  


Manage my existing Subscription

News Releases
Due to High Temperatures and Dry Fuels, Fire Danger Level Increasing to Moderate on Thursday - 06/18/24

Warm weather across our area has dried vegetation to the degree that the City Fire Marshal will increase the fire danger level to Moderate (Blue) on Thursday, June 20th, 2024. Fire prevention regulations in the City of Grants Pass will increase as well.

The following fire season regulations will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 20th within the City of Grants Pass.

•             Smoking in areas of flammable vegetation is prohibited.

•             Open wood-fueled fires are prohibited, including campfires, cooking fires, and warming fires, except at locations designated by the Fire Marshal. Wood smokers, charcoal barbecues, propane, and natural gas-fueled ornamental fires are allowed.

•             Power saws must be shut down between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Each power saw is required to have one shovel and one fire extinguisher of at least 8-ounce capacity. A firewatch of at least one hour is required following the use of the saw.

•             Cutting, grinding, and welding of metal in areas of flammable vegetation is not allowed between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

•             The mowing of dried, cured grass will not be allowed between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

•             Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except for the culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

•             Any other spark-emitting internal combustion engine in areas of flammable vegetation not specifically mentioned will not be allowed between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. This equipment must be used in a cleared area during other hours, and a charged garden hose or one 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher is immediately available.

The City Fire Marshal or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.

For more information about the City of Grants Pass Fire Season regulations, please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 541-450-6200

Thank_(1).jpg
Thank_(1).jpg
Fire Season Restrictions go into effect June 1st within the City of Grants Pass (Photo) - 05/31/24

Fire Season begins Saturday, June 1st, at 12:01 a.m. The fire danger level will be “Low” (green). The adopted City Municipal Code 9.15 Regulated Closure Fire Restrictions will take effect then.

Beginning Thursday, the following restrictions will take effect within the City of Grants Pass:  

  • Smoking in areas of flammable vegetation is prohibited.
  • Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, cooking fires, and warming fires, except at locations designated by the Fire Marshal. Still allowed will be natural gas, propane, and charcoal BBQ’s, smokers as well as natural gas and propane ornamental fires.
  • Power saw use is permitted all day during low fire danger. Each power saw is required to have one shovel and one fire extinguisher of at least 8-ounce capacity. A Firewatch of at least one hour is required following the use of each saw.
  • Cutting, grinding, and welding of metal in areas of flammable vegetation is permitted all day during low fire danger.
  • The mowing of dry, cured grass is permitted all day during low fire danger.
  • Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except for the culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
  • Any other spark-emitting internal combustion engine in areas of flammable vegetation not specifically mentioned is permitted when conducted in a cleared area and a charged garden hose or one 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher is immediately available.
  • The City Fire Marshal or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.

 

For more information about the City of Grants Pass Fire Season regulations, please call the Fire Prevention Division at 541-450-6200

Attached Media Files: Thank_(1).jpg
Josephine County Wildland Fire Readiness Review- Fire Training in Merlin, Oregon - 05/28/24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grants Pass, Ore. – Multiple fire agencies from across the Rogue Valley will participate in a wildland fire training exercise on 5/28/24,5/29/24, 5/30,24 from 0900-1400 in Merlin, Oregon. Grants Pass Fire and Rural Metro Fire are sponsoring the event, which will take place in the Acorn Street area and off of city property at the end of Ort Lane.

This training is crucial for preparing firefighters to respond effectively to real-world wildland fire emergencies. During the exercise, participants will practice critical skills like fire line construction, hose deployment, live fire evolutions, and communication.
What to Expect:

• Residents in the vicinity may see a small amount of smoke due to live fire training exercises.
• Fire engines and firefighters will be on scene throughout the training to ensure safety and control the fire.
• Engines and firefighting personnel in the area


###