In January of 2014, the City hired Larry Masterman, our first full-time emergency management coordinator. He brings more than 40 years of emergency service experience to the job, including first-hand experience with earthquakes, storms, floods, wildfires, and the Mount St. Helens eruption. He has studied and taught emergency management throughout the United States and seven foreign countries.
During the past year alone, the City:
When Medford suffers a major event, power and water may be compromised for several days. Roads may be inaccessible and stores and gas stations could close or be limited to cash transactions. Local agencies will work diligently to restore utilities, but supplies and personnel are limited. Citizens should prepare an emergency kit, including a supply of food, water, medications and supplies necessary to care for themselves, their children and their pets for a minimum of 14 days.
For more information regarding the City's Emergency Preparedness activities: