A Message from Jackson County Fire District 5’s
Board of Directors to Our Community
Like many of you, we are extraordinarily grateful for the tireless work our firefighters and
partner agencies continue to do for all of our district’s patrons, including those living in
Phoenix, Talent, rural Jackson County, Ashland, and our neighbors affected by the Obenchain
and other fires. Under the leadership of our Chief Hanley, our team has come together with
other agencies in support of residents and business owners in this horrific time.
Our fire district will continue to work together with all our first responders to ensure your
safety and minimize the loss of lives and property to the greatest extent possible. Many of our
staff have experienced loss from these fires, so we are deeply empathetic to our citizens’
needs. Rest assured that we are marshaling all the resources available to assist residents of our
District and the neighboring communities.
For those experiencing unimaginable loss, please know that you are not alone. Please also know
that, working together, we can and will replenish and rebuild our communities.
Vicki T. Purslow, Director, and Board Chair
Kevin George, Director
Cary Halligan, Director
Kittie Harrison, Director
Bill Robertson, Director