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Fireworks in the City Of Grants Pass (Photo) - 07/03/24

Grants Pass Fire wants everyone to enjoy the July 4th celebration safely. Only Oregon-safe fireworks are allowed within the city limits of Grants Pass on July 4th between 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Fireworks are not allowed in the area west of NW Highland and NW Dimmick, north of the railroad tracks, the area north of Interstate 5, all City parks, and any public school.  (You can refer to the attached map of fireworks exclusion zones for more details). 

 

The use of all fireworks is prohibited within the City of Grants Pass when the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for our Fire Weather Zone 620.

 

To safely enjoy fireworks, you can attend the public display at Reinhart Volunteer Park. If you choose to set off fireworks at home, follow these safety steps:

- Never give fireworks to small children and never throw or point a firework toward people, animals,    vehicles, structures, or flammable materials.

- Always follow the instructions on the packaging.

- Keep a supply of water close by.

- Ensure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.

- Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight a "dud."

- Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.

- Keep pets indoors as exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns or trauma. Many pets are fearful of loud noises and can become lost, scared, or disoriented.

 

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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Grants Pass Fire Rescue Urges Caution With Upcoming Heat (Photo) - 07/02/24

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Risk Alert, indicating that temperatures are expected to reach extreme levels in areas including Grants Pass and the Rogue Valley. Dry humidity and typical afternoon breezes are expected throughout the weekend, increasing the potential for fire growth. 

As we approach the 4th of July, it is crucial to exercise extreme caution when using fireworks. Legal fireworks are only permitted within city limits on the 4th of July from 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM outside the Wildfire Hazard Zones, city parks and schools. Additionally, all fireworks are prohibited if the National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning. To keep everyone safe, always buy legal fireworks from licensed stores or stands. Check and follow these restrictions. Stay away from people, pets, and buildings when lighting fireworks. If a firework doesn’t go off, don’t try to relight it. Instead, soak it in water and throw it away. Always keep a bucket of water or a charged hose nearby in case of a fire.

 

 

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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