Medford, OR – Fire District 3 & Medford Fire Department have been working closely with technology partner First Due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible prior to, or during an incident or major disaster. Community Connect is a secure, easy to use platform that provides the opportunity for the resident to share critical information about their household in order to aid first responders and emergency service personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively; ultimately resulting in better outcomes for the resident. Community Connect is not an emergency notification system.
"Community Connect is a secure, easy to use platform that allows residents to share critical information about their household in order to aid first responders and emergency service personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively"
Community Connect is a voluntary program and residents are individually able to decide which information they are comfortable sharing. Residents simply create a profile and enter critical property and occupant information which is then made available to public safety responders. Data provided by resident's within Community Connect is 100% secure and is used only for the purpose of better serving the resident in the prevention of or during an emergency.
If you're a resident in Fire District 3, please visit Fire District 3 Community Connect for more information and to create your profile.
If you're a resident in Medford, please visit Medford Community Connect for more information and to create your profile.
First Due is on a mission to end first responder and citizen injuries due to a lack of information. First Due is focused on providing solutions for Fire and EMS agencies and the communities they serve, all with the goal of ensuring optimal preparedness for disaster situations.
Head of Growth
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Fire District 3’s mission is to preserve quality of life and protect property through public education, prevention activities, and emergency response services. The citizens of Fire District 3 remain our top priority, with quality service to your emergency at the forefront of our response. Fire District 3 responds to a range of emergency incidents and engages in community risk reduction throughout the year to help minimize those incidents and best serve you.
Our team consists of firefighters who are certified EMTs/Paramedics and a Fire & Life Safety division which serves the community through various outreach programs. In addition to our engine crews and FLS team, we have a Community Care Response Unit that responds to non-emergent calls and is a resource that goes past the initial emergency. Having this hybrid team allows the Fire District 3 team to provide the best level of care in our communities. No matter the size of your emergency, Fire District 3 is here to care for you.
Community Engagement Coordinator
The Medford Fire Department’s mission is to protect the citizens of the City of Medford and Rural Fire Protection District 2. Medford Fire achieves its mission by responding to emergencies such as structure fires, medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, hazardous material incidents, and other life-threatening situations. Medford Fire also responds to a variety of non-emergent situations and is always ready to assist citizens during times of need. All Medford firefighters possess Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certifications and 32 are certified paramedics. This training enables Medford Fire to provide the best care possible to citizens in need of medical attention.
The Fire & Life Safety Division (FLSD) serves the community through a variety of community risk reduction strategies. These involve enforcement of the fire code, education of the public, engineering oversight of development projects and fire protection systems, investigation of fires, and wildfire hazard mitigation. These proactive actions prevent tragedies and keep Medford safe.
Deputy Fire Marshal/Public Educator
To see press and media assets for Fire Department 3's launch of Community Connect, please see the program's files & downloads page.
To see press and media assets for Medford's launch of Community Connect, please see the program's files & downloads page.