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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cary Sallis

Firefighters move into station

After more than two years in the making, Oxford firefighters with Station No. 1 moved into a new station last week that’s not only much roomier, it even has a brass pole to slide down.

 (February 24, 2015, Page 1)

Cigarette ruled cause of fatal fire

A lit cigarette is the likely cause of a house fire that claimed the life of Oxford resident William Earl Williams on Monday afternoon. (February 18, 2015, Page 2A)

Local man dies in house fire

William Earl Williams, 44, died after Oxford firefighters found him unconscious in his Burney Branch home after a fire started in the bathroom. (February 17, 2015, Page 1)

OFD extends fire prevention week

Fire safety to be discussed with children throughout the month. (October 7, 2014, Page 1)

New pay policy aims to save money

Oxford to cut overtime expenses with new policy. (March 13, 2014, Page 1, 5)

Fire codes may get some teeth

The Oxford Board of Aldermen will consider an ordinance to add fines to the city’s fire codes for those who are cited for fire code infractions, up to $500 or more in some instances. A public hearing will be held on the ordinance amendment during the 5 p.m. Board of Aldermen meeting on March 4. (February 27, 2014, Page 1, 10)

Barney could be wearing red

Oxford’s old time police car, named “Barney,”  could soon have a new home with the Oxford Fire Department. (August 12, 2013, Page 1)

Fire department revamps pay scales

Part of the $3.7 million budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 submitted by the Oxford Fire Department includes a 6.5 percent raise in salaries for captains and battalion chiefs which is part of a new pay scale program Sallis is hoping to gain support for from the aldermen. (August 5, 2013, Page 3)

City to get professional fireworks show for 4th

This year’s Fourth of July firework show will be shot off by a professional pyrotechnician after the committee and Oxford Fire Department, which has put on the fireworks for many years in Oxford,  agreed it was time to pass the job over to the professionals. (May 10, 2013, Page 3A)

Fire, police sporting new rides

Oxford Police Department and the Oxford Fire Department both have new vehicles for their departments. OPD has four new black Dodge Chargers and the fire department has a new pumper truck that officials say looks more “old school.” (February 28, 2013, Page 1)

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