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Wildfire Triage Project
Wildfire represents the greatest natural threat to our community each year. The more adapted we become to wildfire, the better we will be able to withstand and limit the damage of a major wildfire.
Starting in January, members of Grants Pass Fire Rescue will begin a wildfire triage project. The purpose of the project is to assess the ability of homes and neighborhoods to survive a major wildfire event. There are several areas of Grants Pass that are especially vulnerable to wildfire and wildfire embers. Generally, these neighborhoods are located on the hillsides surrounding Grants Pass and adjacent to forest lands.
The assessments will be conducted from the street and will look at several features of the properties including access, home construction, landscaping and other vegetation, defensible space, topography, and firefighter safety issues. The information collected will help firefighters be better able to defend these neighborhoods during a major wildfire. Property owners desiring a more in-depth assessment may invite personnel onto their property for detailed information they can use to better protect their homes and property.
Information gathered on each neighborhood will be stored in a database, which firefighters can access during a wildfire. This Information will also be available for property owners to help them take action to perform work around their homes making them more defensible and resistant to fire.
This project and the accessibility to the information during a wildfire event is a step in the process of making Grants Pass a more Fire Adapted Community.
Properly prepared homes are better able to survive a wildfire event without major damage. Check out the Firewise Communities section on the website for information on protecting your home.
Anyone desiring more information regarding wildfire preparation and actions to take to better protect their homes can call Bob Schumacher, Firewise Communities Coordinator at 541-450-6205.
Riverside Playground Dedication
The City of Grants Pass celebrated the dedication of a new playground structure at Riverside Park on Thursday, December 4, 2014.
The ceremony was conducted by Mayor Darin Fowler and Parks Superintendent Jeff Nelson. Students from "Imagine That" Creative Child Center were on hand for the initiation.
The new structure replaced the wooden structure previously enjoyed in the park for many years. The new structure was designed and manufactured by Krauss Craft.
The play structure promotes a river theme, to include jet boats, climbing apparatus and is also ADA accessible. The play structure was installed by the Parks staff, supervised by Dennis Blesser. Josephine County Community Service Workers also assisted to the installation.
To get a complete view of the playground and all of the structures, watch the Riverside Park Project Flyover (by Justin Dietz) video on YouTube.
Find out more about Riverside and other City Parks by going to the City Parks and Reservable Facilities page.