Fire District 3 & Medford Fire Department Launch Community Connect

Medford, Oregon

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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 during an incident or major disaster. 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; ultimately resulting in better incident outcomes.

"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 completely voluntary 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 agencies at the time of dispatch. Data provided by resident's within Community Connect is 100% secure and is used only for the purpose of better serving the resident during emergency situations.

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.

About First Due

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.

Media Contact:

Ron Kanter
Head of Growth
+1 (516) 428-4323
ron@firstduesizeup.com

About Fire District 3

The Fire and Life Safety Department is responsible for fire investigation, public education/information, community development, and code enforcement. Fire investigation involves origin, cause determination, and coordination with law enforcement agencies on arson investigation. Community development efforts address zoning, street and water system development, and site and new construction plans review. All activities are coordinated with partner cities and/or Jackson County. Fire code enforcement efforts are designed to improve fire and life safety in existing buildings. Public education and information programs are designed to maintain public awareness of District programs and to encourage safe practices. Many programs such as child safety seat installations, bicycle helmets, smoke alarms, and wildfire safety are designed to target specific groups, problems, and/or areas within the District.

Media Contact:

Heather Sears
Community Engagement Coordinator
541-630-3168
heathers@jcfd3.com

About Medford Fire Department

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.

Media Contact:

Samantha Metheny
Deputy Fire Marshal/Public Educator
541-774-2313
samantha.metheny@cityofmedford.org

Press & Media Kit

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.

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