Emergency resources

Develop preparedness skills and access clear, accurate information during disasters and pandemics.

Josephine County Emergency Management

The Josephine County Emergency Management program is responsible for coordinating activities related to county-wide planning, mitigation, response, and recovery from natural and man-made disasters. Their Facebook page has current updates.

Rum Creek Fire

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Stay up-to-date on the Rum Creek Fire. View an interactive evacuation map for Jackson and Josephine Counties, get daily news on Facebook, and more. To sign up for daily updates via email or telephone, contact 2022.rumcreek@firenet.gov or call 541-414-3278.

More wildfire resource

Stay up-to-date on Oregon wildfire news. Find local mapping dashboards, county and area-wide emergency management resources, helpful social media outlets, and more — all in one place.

Fire prevention

Learn about fire prevention and safety tips whether you are at home, at work, or play.

Evacuation zones map

(Green) Level 1: Prepare to Evacuate. (Yellow) Level 2: Prepare to leave at a moment's notice. (Red) Level 3: Leave immediately.

Current wildfire story map

This resource pulls together multiple sources of different information feeds into one map.

Air quality map

This map allows users to check air quality in any given region of the United States.

Alerts and news

Citizen Alert
Sign up to receive notices and critical emergency information via your home phone, cell phone, text message, or email.
FlashAlert
FlashAlert distributes emergency messages and news releases to the media and the public.
National SIT
This report is updated daily with information about large fires nationwide.

Social media

Josephine County Emergency Management
This Facebook page is frequently updated with Emergency Preparedness information for Josephine County residents.
Illinois Valley Fire District
Follow the Illinois Valley Fire District for updates about fires and other local incidents that they are responding to.
Oregon Department of Forestry SW
The ODF Southwest Oregon District protects 1.8 million acres of forestland in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Stay informed

KOBI5
Catch the latest wildfire news, updates, and learn more about the different evacuation level definitions. Learn more
KDRV
Stay up-to-date on wildfire news with KDRV. Learn more
Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News
Visit KTVL for recent updates on local wildfire activity. Learn more

"Without Warning!" a disaster preparedness series

Dark Horse Comics has worked with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management to create free comics preparing readers to cope with various natural disasters.

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As of 6/22, pediatric COVID vaccines are available at multiple sites in Josephine County. Grants Pass Pediatrics, Siskiyou Pediatrics, Grants Pass Clinic (for established patients), Access Family Medicine (for established patients), and Siskiyou Community Health Center all have COVID vaccines to age 6 months. Several other locations have had pediatric vaccines down to 5 years for some months, including Grants Pass Pharmacy. For a full list of vaccine providers, click here.

COVID-19 Resources

Josephine County Public Health Department

Access COVID stats, general health education, and local resources through the Josephine County Public Health.

Vaccine information

To sign up for a vaccination appointment, call the Josephine County Vaccination Call Center at (541) 916-7030 or complete the vaccination appointment request form.

Oregon Health Authority

Find current information on COVID-19 in Oregon including guidelines, resources, and frequently asked questions.