Training Facilities

Medford Fire Department's training center is located behind Fire Station #4 on Berrydale Ave. The city built the training tower in 1974. The tower is plumbed for Hollywood smoke that can be sent to each floor and the roof for training. Each level has a door that can be set up to repeatedly force for entry into the room.

Each major subject area has a lead instructor. That Firefighter is responsible for the development of props to enhance the training for our agency. The props have all been built by the firefighters of Medford Fire Department.

A section of the drill ground has been set aside for the future construction of a two story, 3000 square foot house for Firefighter Safety and Survival. This house will be designed to recreate various scenarios where Firefighters have become trapped in buildings. Firefighters will have the opportunity to practice self rescue techniques and conduct extraction drills when the Firefighter is unable to free themselves. The building will also provide opportunities for practicing routine search, hose deployment, and crew coordination. 

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Additional Department Information

Training Department Contacts

Medford Fire-Rescue Training Division
200 South Ivy Street, Room #180
Medford , OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2300
Fax: (541) 774-2514
Contact: Battalion Chief Tom McGowan
Email:
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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