Fire and Life Safety Division

Welcome to the Medford Fire Department Fire and Life Safety Division. This Division performs a variety of tasks that promote public safety, including:

  • Issue permits for activities such as open burning, public events, and firework displays.
  • Investigate the origin and cause of fires.
  • Perform safety inspections of commercial buildings and other structures.
  • Help landowners and community members reduce wildfire risks.
  • Review construction plans for fire protection systems.
  • Review land development plans to insure there is sufficient access and water supply in case of a fire.

This page provides applications for permits related to construction, burning, public events and tents, fireworks, and food vendors.  Please call 541-774-2300 if you can't find the form you need or if you have questions.

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PERMITS

Burning

Open burning is not permitted inside the Medford city limits.  Open burning is permitted in Rural Fire Protection 2 with a permit.  Call Medford Fire at 541-774-2300 for help determining whether you are inside or outside the city limits. Restrictions on open burning are listed on the permit.

RFPD2-Residential-Burn-Permit.pdf(PDF, 186KB)

Agricultural-Burn-Permit.pdf(PDF, 96KB)

Fire pits, portable fire appliances, and outdoor fireplaces are allowed inside the Medford city limits. A building permit may be required if construction is involved. Restrictions are listed on this handout.

Residential-Recreational-Fire-Pit-Guidelines.pdf(PDF, 119KB)

Events

Some large public events may require a Fire Department permit, including most events at the Medford Armory.  Call Medford Fire at 541-774-2300 for more information.

Public-Event-Permit.pdf(PDF, 1MB)

Medford-Armory-Event-Permit.pdf(PDF, 1MB)

Event-Tent-Permit.pdf(PDF, 471KB)

Fireworks

The use of fireworks within the Medford city limits is prohibited during fire season except for July 1-6.  Fireworks are prohibited at all times in these locations:

  • Bear Creek Greenway
  • Wildfire risk areas (hillside areas)
  • City parks
  • Public schools

This handout provides more information about fireworks regulations in the City of Medford

Fireworks-Handout.pdf(PDF, 356KB)

A permit is required to sell fireworks or present a fireworks display.  Please call Medford Fire at 541-774-2300 for more information.

Fireworks-Retail-Sales-Permit.pdf(PDF, 116KB)

Fireworks-Public-Display-Permit.pdf(PDF, 117KB)

Food Trucks

Permits are required to operate a mobile food truck or food booth in the City of Medford.  Medford Fire's permit application is attached. Completing this form is required when you apply for a Business License:

Food-Vendor-Permit.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

Contact Jackson County Environmental Public Health for their requirements regarding mobile food trucks and food booths.

Jackson County Environmental Public Health

PUBLIC EDUCATION

K-12

Kids can help make their home a safer place by creating a Home Escape Plan with their family.  Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in the home inspection and make corrections if needed.

Home-Escape-Plan.pdf(PDF, 414KB)

 

Fire Safety

More information will be added soon.

SAFETY HANDOUTS

Wildfire

Medford Fire's Wildland-Urban Interface specialist helps property owners assess their risk of wildfire.   Call 541-774-2300 to find out if your home is located in the Wildland-Urban Interface and to schedule a consultation. 

Click this image to download your Personal Wildfire Action Guide:

Personal Wildfire Guide Cover.jpg(PDF, 13MB)

Other useful handouts:

Be-Ready-Be-Set-GO-Evacuation-Brochure.pdf(PDF, 1MB)

Communties-at-Risk-Report.pdf(PDF, 1MB)

Wildland-Urban-Interface-Home-Evaluation.pdf(PDF, 898KB)

Emergency-Supply-Checklist-FEMA.pdf(PDF, 30KB)

 

 

Home

Download these brochures for information about how to keep your home safe.  More information will be added soon.

Home-Fire-Safety-Brochure.pdf(PDF, 734KB)

Family-Emergency-Plan-Form.pdf(PDF, 5MB)

Emergency-Supply-Checklist-FEMA.pdf(PDF, 30KB)

Business

This checklist is one tool businesses can use to assess the safety of their employees and property.  More information will be added soon.

 Business-Safety-Checklist.pdf(PDF, 210KB)

Fire Protection System Contractors