Grants Pass Department of Public Safety

  • Agency: Grants Pass Department of Public Safety
  • Address: 101 NW A St, Grants Pass, 97526 OR
  • Chief: Joe Henner (Public Safety Director)
Phone: 541-474-6370
Fax: 541-476-8527
Email:

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is located at 101 NW A St, Grants Pass, 97526 OR. The Public Safety Director of the department is Joe Henner. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety phone number is 541-474-6370.

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety News

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Cloverlawn Dr. is now open. Thank you for your patience.

Traffic delays on Cloverlawn Dr. near Panoramic loop. SWAT activity. Please avoid the area.

If anyone has lost a dog in the Redwood area / Leonard Road on 11/5/17 please contact 541-450-6260 to identify.

Grants Pass Fire Rescue worked with the Citizens Public Safety Academy members and gave them an opportunity to dress in turnouts and see what firefighters do while on shift. The CPSA personnel had a great time and were educated on several areas of our operation to include search and rescue, hose deployment, technical rescue and ladder truck operations. We want to extend a big Thank You to each member that took the time to learn more about our department. We know we had fun teaching them and we believe they had a great time too.

****Weekly Report**** Burn permits went on sale 10/25/17 at the Parkway Public Safety Center located at 800 E. Park St. 102 permits have been sold to date. The burn window is scheduled for 10/28/17 – 11/5/17 for City of Grants Pass residents and permits cost $10 for the 9 day window. They are on sale weekdays only, 8 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 5 pm. Friday, 11/3/17 is your last day to buy a permit for the Fall Burn Window. Please call 541-450-6200 if you have any questions. This Halloween Grants Pass Fire/Rescue crews attended several events throughout our City. We had a successful and safe Halloween in our community and we enjoyed seeing everyone in their costumes. Thank you to all for helping keep our City safe. Records input 379 calls for service this week and handled 1,780 calls on the non-emergent business line. They also processed 183 officer reports. Officers made 98 arrests this week and issued 90 citations. They also transported 9 people to the sobering center. Dispatchers handled 719 calls for service and 896 911 calls.

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Howling cats and a big black spider, Flying bats, some doughnuts and cider, Smiling pumpkins can be seen; The time is here for Halloween. -Karen McGuigan Brothers It’s that time of year where kids young in age and young in heart will be out and about in the evening, dressed as everything from super heroes to ghouls. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety wants to make sure that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween. For those driving around, remember that some costumes may be harder to see at night or may be so bulky it is hard for them to get around. Make sure to keep an extra eye out for kids darting around the street in their free candy excitement. Have your children wear reflective, bright colors and lighting so they can be seen by drivers. Use sidewalks to get from house to house and use crosswalks, don’t just run across the street. Safety is in numbers, so if you cannot join your kids on their annual trick or treat venture, make sure they go out with a group. Do not eat any of the candy until it has been properly inspected, that goes for parents too. This is the time of year where going from one stranger’s house to another is acceptable, but still be cautious and make sure your children know not to enter a stranger’s home or car. If you are using a real candle in your jack-o-lantern, don’t leave it unattended. Keep highly flammable decorations (like dried flowers and corn stalks) away from any flames or heat sources, and don’t block your home’s escape routes with decorations. Have a safe and fun Halloween!

GPFR conducting smooth bore hand line training with C shift at Hillcrest Public Safety Center and Tower.

**Weekly Report** Grants Pass Fire/Rescue along with Applegate Fire, ODF and AMR assisted Rural Metro with a structure fire at 6822 New Hope Rd. No injuries were reported by civilians or first responders. Crews completed EVOC Training with DPSST skid truck. This truck allows our drivers to experience a variety of road conditions. It also has a tank of water on the back. This allows the water to move within the tank creating forces from the surge that affect driving. EVOC training is critical to teaching our drivers under real world conditions how to control fire apparatus and drive defensively while experiencing changing conditions. Comprehensive annual pump testing was completed by a third party testing agency Underwriter Lavatories (UL) on all of our apparatus. This is an OR-OSHA requirement and meets NFPA standards for fire apparatus. Thank you to all the crews and City Fleet that worked to move apparatus and facilitate a successful testing process over the two days that were necessary to complete the project. Burn permits went on sale 10/25/17 at the Parkway Public Safety Center located at 800 E. Park St. 34 permits were sold on the first day. The burn window is scheduled for 10/28/17 – 11/5/17 and permits cost $10 for the 9 day window. They are on sale weekdays only, 8 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 5 pm. Please call 541-450-6200 if you have any questions. Additionally, we would like to congratulate Firefighter Josh Ward and Fire Inspector Steve Parks for completing their one year trial service periods, and to our newly promoted Fire Engineers Eric Vavrock and Jeremy Petronella. All were recognized for their accomplishments during a badge pinning ceremony at the Parkway Public Safety Center attended by family, friends and DPS staff and firefighters. Dispatch received 679 calls for service this week. They also received 978 911 calls. Records received 1,734 calls on the business line and input 315 calls for service. They also processed 202 Officer Reports. Officers made 89 arrests this week and issued 117 citations. Officers also transported 10 persons to the Sobering Center.

*** City Burn Permits Available Today *** Grants Pass residents will have the opportunity for open burning beginning October 28th through November 5th. Burn permits will be on sale at the Parkway Public Safety Center (800 E. Park St) starting Wednesday, October 25th. Permits cost $10.00 and will be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM till 5:00PM. For question please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 541-450-6200.

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Fire Rescue Division added an additional image to their fleet today. "We are GP" logo is now on all Fire Rescue apparatus. We are proud of our community that we protect and we support our area schools and the children that attend them.

Grants Pass Fire Rescue completed their annual ladder and pump testing on their Type 1's and Ladder Truck. The crews worked well organizing and rotating equipment the last two days at the same time providing quality community service. Good Job.

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*** Open Burning Still Prohibited in the City *** Today, the Oregon Department of Forestry called an end to fire season throughout Southern Oregon. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety wishes to remind residence within the City of Grants Pass that open and barrel burning is still prohibited within the city. Grants Pass residents will have the opportunity for open burning beginning October 28th through November 5th. Burn permits will be on sale at the Parkway Public Safety Center (800 E. Park St) starting Wednesday, October 25th. Permits cost $10.00 and will be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM till 5:00PM. For question please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 541-450-6200.

****Weekly Report**** The Records Unit input 395 calls for service and answered 1,712 calls on the non-emergent business line. They also processed 225 Officer Reports. Dispatch took 714 calls for service and 845 911 calls this week. Grants Pass Police Officer made 85 arrests this week and issued 123 citations. They also transported 5 persons to the sobering center. Grants Pass Firefighters completed EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operations Course) Training with DPSST skid truck. This truck allows our drivers to experience a variety of road conditions in a controlled environment. The truck is equipped with an onboard water tank which allows the water to move. The movement creates forces from the surge that affect driving. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety hosted a demonstration of Truck Company Operations and Rope Systems to area high schools. The students that attended had an interest in some form of emergency services and were planning on attending a college program. The demonstration was followed by an open forum discussion with many questions asked. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety wants to thank the area high schools for taking an interest in our profession and we encourage them to contact their local fire department to get any further questions answered. Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19th during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! Oregonians can join them today by registering for the 2017 Great Oregon ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. Learn tips on how to get 2 Weeks Ready and craft your own emergency kits here http://www.oregon.gov/OEM/hazardsprep/Pages/2-Weeks-Ready.aspx.

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A new graphic for our Police and Fire Vehicles. "Go Cavemen"

Grants Pass Fire Rescue crews demonstrate the operation of the ladder truck, technical rescue operations and followed this up with an open forum discussion regarding emergency services in the Grants Pass area. These students are from the local area high schools and are aspiring college students interested in the emergency services.