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23 August 2014: Evans Fire District #6:


   Special Saturday R.I.T. training using "Rescue Randy" and specially designed props & obstacles.
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19 August 2014: Evans Fire District #6:


   Tuesday night's training was held at RRFD and concentrated on hose & nozzle handling in the competitive challenge known as "Waterball".
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12 August 2014: Evans Fire District #6:


      "Physical Agility Testing"
   Physical Agility Testing for 4 EVFD#6 members - with a new twist. The addition of a real dummy.
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5 August 2014: Evans Fire District #6:


      "Travis Promoted"
   EVFD#6 is thrilled to announce the promotion of Ex-LT Travis C. to Captain.
   While the promotion was done during the monthly Association meeting, members of the EVFD #6 Board and Auxiliary as well as Travis's family also attended.
   Congratulation Travis!
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5 August 2014: Evans Fire District #6:


   Evans Valley Fire District & Rogue River Fire District responded to an early morning MVC near Mile Marker 20 on East Evans Creek Road.
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2 August 2014: Evans Fire District #6:


      "Structure Fire"
   EVFD, RRFD, Fire District #3, Grants Pass Fire, Rural Metro & ODF responded to a Structure Fire on the 8500 block of East Evans Creek Road at 5:05pm.
      (Apologies if I missed anyone!)
   We'd like to "Thank" all who responded & helped.
   We'd also like to say "Thank You" to the members of the community who also assisted where they could. From traffic control to bring drinks to the firefighters, we greatly appreciate all those who helped.
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2 August 2014: Oregon Department of Forestry:


   Very dry conditions in southwest Oregon's forests and wildlands, and the recent outbreak of large wildfires, makes it necessary for the Oregon Department of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District to shut down public use of power-driven and spark-emitting equipment starting Monday, Aug. 4, at 12:01 a.m.
   In addition, the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) rises to level 3 (three) on that same day.
   The fire danger level remains "extreme" (red).
   These regulations affect the 1.8 million acres of state, private, county and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
   Below are the public regulated use restrictions that take effect Monday:
       Chain saw use will be prohibited;
       Mowing of dried and cured grass with power driven equipment will be prohibited, except for the mowing of green lawns, or the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops;
       Cutting, grinding and welding of metal will be prohibited.

   The following public regulated use restrictions are currently in effect and will remain in effect:
       Debris burning is prohibited;
       Burn barrel use is prohibited;
       Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads;
       Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed;
       Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads;
       Use of fireworks is prohibited;
       Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed be a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, and 2) Operated in compliance with manufacturer's instructions;
       Use of exploding targets is prohibited;
       Use of tracer ammunition or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base is prohibited;
       Any other spark-emitting machinery not specifically mentioned is prohibited;
       Use of sky lanterns is prohibited.

   Under IFPL 3, the following fire prevention regulations take effect on Monday:
       Cable yarding will not be allowed. However, gravity operated-logging systems employing non-motorized carriages may operate until 1:00 p.m. and after 8:00 p.m. These systems must have all blocks and moving lines suspended 10 feet above the ground, except the line between the carriage and the chokers;
       Power saw use will not be allowed. However, power saws may be used until 1:00 p.m. and after 8:00 p.m. at loading sites and on tractor or skidder operations;

       In addition, the following equipment and operations must shut down between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.:
       Tractor/skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, or shovel logging operations where tractors, skidders or other equipment with a blade capable of constructing fireline are immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start;
       Mechanized loading or hauling of any product or material;
       Welding or cutting of metal;
       Any spark-emitting not specifically mentioned above.

   The following IFPL regulations are currently in effect and will remain in effect:
       The use of fire in any form is prohibited;
       Commercial operations must have fire suppression equipment on the job site;
       Watchman service must be provided.

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