Remembering Fallen Albany Firefighter

ALBANY, Ore. — It was a day of mourning and shock for friends and family members of a fallen firefighter from Albany. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Jesse Trader of Albany was driving a water tender truck on Tuesday morning while helping fight the Big Windy Complex Fire near Grants Pass. Deputies say … Continue reading »

Oregon Fire Responder Killed in Action

Near GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says that one of the responders to the Big Windy Complex fires has been killed. The sheriff says 19-year-old firefighter Jesse Trader was killed when the water tanker he was driving rolled into a ditch along Bear Camp Road. Firefighters following the tanker stopped to … Continue reading »