Update 2 | Airport Chevy Command | OR

MEDFORD, OREGON

Update 2 | Multiple law enforcement from multiple agencies will be investigating today’s 3-alarm fire incident and will be manning their mobile Command on-site, along with the fire department on fire watch throughout the night. The crash investigation is only beginning and will be continuing overnight until it is has been determined.

Update 1 | A 9-passenger propeller plane crashed in the parking lot adjacent to Airport Chevy just before 1700 hours PT on Sunday, December 5, 2021. The incident is located in the 3000 block of Biddle Road in Medford, Oregon. Fire Command was designated as Airport Chevy Command. Management is under Unified Command with Medford Fire and Medford PD. With explosions and a fiery ball of fire present, it was quickly escalated to a 3rd Alarm fire. A single occupant inside the plane was confirmed killed at the time of the crash. Police did not believe there were any ground personnel injured. All roadways around Airport Chevy were blocked and evacuations were said to have taken place as well. Some citizens were told to shelter-in-place. The crash is under investigation.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

New Medford OR Fire Ignites

MEDFORD, OREGON

A new wildfire has ignited near I-5 at milepost 31 in Medford, which was reported just before 1600 hours had been escalated to a three-alarm brush fire by the local Fire Department. State resources began mobilizing just before 1700 hours PT.

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Credit: ODF SW OR District

Closed > Roads > Biddle, Hilton, Table Rock Road.

Evacuations > Mandatory > Urban Campground, Withams

Incident Cooperators > Medford PD, Medford FD, ODF, Jackson Co FD3, Ashland Fire Task Force, Rogue Valley 1 Strike Team, Mercy Air, CAL Fire (4 units), Grants Pass Fire & Rescue, Illinois Valley Fire District, Applegate Valley Fire District and Rural Metro.

Medford Police are evacuating both homes and businesses in the area.

Here is the timeline according to various sources via Social Media:

1554 PT | 3 MFD units are dispatched to a brush fire behind Camping World in the Bear Creek Greenway area.

1558 PT | Grass fire near the back of Cascade HS. Multiple callers reporting black smoke in the area.

1603 PT | OSP arrived on-scene. MFD to use deck gun to try to access fire from I-5 northbound.

1604 PT | Fire upgraded to a 3rd alarm.

1608 PT | Fire spreads to three acres with a zero containment. Winds are picking up.

1614 PT | Structure protection is in effect to save the Camping World structure.

1635 PT | Rogue Valley 1 activated, calling all off-duty personnel back to the station for a future deployment.

1636 PT | Winds are picking up.

The fire was brought under control with no injuries reported. Lots of mop-up and other suppression efforts are being conduct to make sure fire does not escape containment lines.

Damages were reported to campers at Camping World, as well as an old plant on Biddle.

An unknown number of acreage and containment status is known at this time.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

HOT JOBS! Firefighter – City of Medford, Oregon

CITY OF MEDFORD (OREGON)
invites applications for the position of:

Firefighter

SALARY: $19.66 – $24.59 Hourly
$4,771.58 – $5,967.42 Monthly
$57,259.00 – $71,609.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/01/13
CLOSING DATE: 12/13/13 04:00 PM
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
This announcement is for one current opening and to establish an eligibility list for future openings.  Anticipated start date is May 5, 2014.  Please see hiring flyer timeline and tips on the City’s website.  Click on City Departments, Fire-Rescue, Training, then click Hiring Flyer 2014 for details.

You MUST attach a copy of your Firefighter 1 and EMT Basic certification or higher with your application in order to be considered to take the written test.  Do NOT attach additional documents.  The ONLY documents to attach to the application are the EMT certificate, Firefighter 1 certificate, and DD214, if applicable.

Incentives available:

  • EMT Advanced 2% or Intermediate 5% or Paramedic 9.5%
  • HazMat Team Assignment: 3%
  • AA or AS Degree: $35/month
  • Top step Paramedic Firefighter earns $6,534 per month
BENEFITS:
  • Full-family, Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Insurance (employee pays $0).
  • Medical Savings Program (HRA-VEBA) – 3.6% of gross wage contribution from the City plus $126.58 per month if employee chooses $1,500 health insurance deductible or $208.44 per month if employee chooses $3,000 health insurance deductible.
  • $50,000 Life Insurance, AD&D, and Long Term Disability.
  • Retirement – State of Oregon PERS/OPSRP Retirement Plan – 100% Fully City paid.  Eligible after six months of service unless already eligible.
  • Annual accrual leave hours: 112 hours of vacation, 147 hours of holiday, and 168 hours of sick.  (See Benefits Tab for more details)
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Requirements:
  • EMT Basic certification, minimum
  • Firefighter 1 certificate MUST be from NFPA, IFSAC, or DPSST.  May NOT be from a college or technical school.
  • No tobacco use on or off duty for duration of employment
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must posses a high school diploma or GED
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License upon hire
  • Good physical condition
  • Normal hearing and color vision discrimination
Desirable Qualifications: 
  • EMT Intermediate or Paramedic
  • Current Firefighting & EMS experience
  • College Fire Science studies
  • DPSST HazMat Technician
  • NFPA Wildland Firefighter 1 or DPSST Wildland Interface Firefighter
  • NFPA/DPSST Driver
  • NFPA/DPSST Mobile Water Supply Operator
  • NFPA/DPSST Wildland Fire Operator
  • Spanish-speaking skills
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to learn firefighting tactics & EMS techniques
  • Ability to learn the operation & maintenance of firefighting equipment
  • Ability to deal with injured patients, including fatalities
  • Ability to understand and follow oral & written instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to make public presentations
  • Ability to keep records & make reports
  • Ability to maintain harmonious relationships with others in a group-living environment
  • Ability to maintain strenuous physical activity for extended periods of time
  • Ability to act calmly & effectively in emergency situations
  • Ability to effectively function in an ethnically diversifying community
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
TO APPLY:
You must submit a City of Medford application online and attach/upload your Firefighter 1,  EMT Basic certification or higher, and DD214, if applicable.  Please submit all documents by 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2013.

Do NOT attach any other documents to your application.  Applications are available online via the City’s website www.ci.medford.or.us.  Do not send any certifications by email or fax.  The City of Medford complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you consider yourself disabled and require assistance in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  Those selected must be able to provide proof of legal right to work in this country.  Selection procedure and timelines are subject to change.

SELECTION PROCESS:

Applications will be reviewed by the Fire Department.  Candidates most closely meeting the City’s needs will be referred for interview with final appointment by the City Manager.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014
  • Candidates that meet the minimum requirements will be invited to take the Written Examination
  • A $25 non-refundable testing fee is required for all invited applicants
Thursday, January 23, 2014 & Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Successful candidates will be invited to the Physical Agility test
Week of February 24, 2014 (Half-day per candidate)
  • Interview and Technical Skills Assessment
  • Fire skills evaluation based on NFPA Firefighter I (IFSTA Essentials – 5th edition)
  • EMS skill evaluation based on BLS Standards (American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers)
Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Top scoring candidates from the Assessment Center will be invited to a Fire Chief’s Interview.
March ~ April 2014
  • Selected candidates will be subject to a background investigation, a physical exam, drug screen and psychological evaluation
Monday, May 5, 2014
  • Anticipated start date.  New Firefighter will be in Recruit Academy Training for the first two months (Monday – Friday, 0800 – 1700 hours)
Posting: 2013-52
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE:
If you are a Veteran and want to apply for Veterans’ preference points, please submit the following documents to support the answers you supplied in your on-line application for a position with the City of Medford, along with a copy of your DD214 or DD215, by the closing date. Veterans’ preference cannot be honored for this recruitment without it.

Veteran’s Preference documentation may be attached electronically to your online job application. You may also scan and e-mail this documentation, or mail to the address below. Please reference the Job # and Job title in all communications.

E-mail Veteran’s Preference documentation only to: humanresources@ci.medford.or.us

Mail Veteran’s Preference documentation only to:

Human Resources Department
City of Medford
411 W. 8th St.
Medford, OR 97501

All Veterans’ Preference documents must be received no later than four days following the closing time/date of the recruitment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT:
The City of Medford gives consideration to all qualified applicants for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, familial status or any other non-merit factor. The City of Medford complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you consider yourself disabled and require assistance in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit our jobs site at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/medfordor/default.cfm to submit an online application.

Applications and supplemental questions, if applicable must be received by 4 p.m. on the closing date.

Please don’t delay. Apply as soon as you see the job announcement as the closing date may change.

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://ci.medford.or.us

411 W. 8th St., Room 360
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 774-2010 (Office) (541) 618-1703 (Fax)

humanresources@ci.medford.or.us

Position #2013-167-01A
FIREFIGHTER
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Firefighter Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. *Minimum Qualification: Do you possess a Firefighter 1 Certificate? Note: Firefighter 1 certificate MUST be from NFPA, IFSAC, or DPSST. May NOT be from a college or technical school. You must attach a copy of this certificate with your application
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 2. *Minimum Qualification: Do you possess an EMT Basic certificate or higher? Note: You must attach a copy of this certificate with your application
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 3. 1A. EMT LEVEL: Identify your current EMT certification.
Checkbox Basic
Checkbox Advanced
Checkbox Intermediate
Checkbox Paramedic
Checkbox Not an EMT yet
* 4. 1B. EMT LEVEL: EMT Certification Number (Must attach a copy of this certificate with your application.)
* 5. 1C. EMT LEVEL: Is Oregon the state holding your EMT certification?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 6. 2A. FIREFIGHTING EXPERIENCE: The following questions should be rounded to the closest year. All experience including volunteer, intern, paid-per-call or student must also be detailed in the employment section of the application to receive credit . Total years of structural firefighting experience (Do NOT include wildland, forestry or airport experience)?
* 7. 2B. FIREFIGHTING EXPERIENCE: Number of years in 2A that were as a full-time/career, paid structural firefighter? (Do NOT include volunteer, intern, paid-per-call, or student)
Checkbox None
Checkbox 1 year
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Checkbox 5 years
Checkbox 6 years
Checkbox more than 6 years
* 8. 2C. FIREFIGHTING EXPERIENCE: Number of years in 2A that were as a volunteer, intern, paid-per-call, or student structural firefighter? (Round to the nearest year)
Checkbox None
Checkbox 1 year
Checkbox 2 years
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Checkbox More than 15 years
* 9. 2D. FIREFIGHTING EXPERIENCE: Number of years of other (non-structural) firefighting experience, including wildland, forestry, airport, etc.? (Round to the nearest year)
Checkbox None
Checkbox 1 year
Checkbox 2 years
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Checkbox more than 15 years
* 10. 3A. AMBULANCE EXPERIENCE: TOTAL years of ambulance/transport experience? (Do NOT include experience gained from a structural agency that also transports – this experience is already listed above.)
* 11. 3B. AMBULANCE EXPERIENCE: Number of years in 3A that were full-time, paid?
Checkbox None
Checkbox 1 year
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Checkbox 6 years
Checkbox More than 6 years
* 12. 3C. AMBULANCE EXPERIENCE: Number of years in 3A that were part-time, paid?
Checkbox None
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* 13. 4A. COLLEGE EDUCATION: Do you have an associate (AA/AS) degree in fire science?
Yes Yes    No No
* 14. 4B. COLLEGE EDUCATION: Percentage of AA/AS fire science degree completed?
Checkbox Less than 25% completed
Checkbox At least 25% completed (at least 23 quarter hours or 15 semester hours)
Checkbox At least 50% completed (at least 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours)
Checkbox At least 75% completed (at least 68 quarter hours or 45 semester hours)
Checkbox 100% completed – obtained degree
* 15. 4C. COLLEGE EDUCATION: Do you have a bachelor’s (BA/BS) degree in fire administration?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 16. 4D. COLLEGE EDUCATION: Do you have any other degrees?
Checkbox Other Associate’s Degree
Checkbox Other Bachelor’s Degree
Checkbox No additional degrees
* 17. 5. FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS – DPSST, NFPA, IFSAC, or equivalent: (Must bring certificates to Assessment Center – Do NOT attach these certificates in section 5 to your application. 5A. Do you have a Firefighter 2 certificate?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 18. 5B. FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Are you a Hazardous Materials Technician?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 19. 5C. FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Do you have wildland firefighter certification? (Choose the highest level that you have.)
Checkbox None
Checkbox Interface Firefighter
Checkbox Interface Engine Boss
* 20. 5D. FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Do you have firefighter apparatus certification? (Choose the highest level that you have.)
Checkbox None
Checkbox Driver
Checkbox Pumper
Checkbox Aerial
* 21. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Instructor I or II?
Checkbox None
Checkbox Instructor I or II
* 22. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Mobile water supply certification?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 23. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Airport firefighter certification?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 24. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Rope rescue certification?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 25. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Trench rescue certification?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 26. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Fire Officer I or II?
Checkbox None
Checkbox Fire Officer I or II
* 27. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Inspector I or II?
Checkbox None
Checkbox Inspector I or II
* 28. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Swiftwater rescue certification?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 29. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Confined space?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 30. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Structural collapse?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 31. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Strike team leader engine certification?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 32. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Wildland fire apparatus?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 33. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: HazMat incident command?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 34. 5E FIRE RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: Vehicle and machinery rescue?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
* 35. 6 A. FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Are you fluent in a language in addition to English? Note: You must be able to speak, read, write, and understand.
Checkbox No
Checkbox Yes
36. 6 B. FOREIGN LANGUAGE: If yes, What language(s)?
* 37. 7A. MILITARY: Have you served in a branch of the Military?
Yes Yes    No No
* 38. 7B. MILITARY: Total years of Military Service.
Checkbox None
Checkbox 1 – 5 years of service
Checkbox More than 5 years of service
* 39. 7C. MILITARY: Number of years in 7B that were Active Duty service (Do not include Reserves or National Guard)?
Checkbox None
Checkbox 1 year of Military Service
Checkbox 2 years of Military Service
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Checkbox 4 years of Military Service
Checkbox 5 years of Military Service
Checkbox More than 5 years of Military Service
* 40. 7D. MILITARY: Number of years in 7B that were Reserve or National Guard?
Checkbox None
Checkbox 1 year of service
Checkbox 2 years of service
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Checkbox More than 5 years of service
* Required Question

Apply:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/medfordor/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=769923

 

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