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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mike Hill

City, OFD crack down on 2 Square restaurants

During a special meeting of the Oxford Board of Aldermen Monday, the board agreed to send a letter to three Square restaurants informing them that they need to either build a second exit or keep their capacity down to 49 or face sanctions for violating state fire codes. (December 7, 2011, Page 2)

In the right place at the right time

Two local men, a firefighter and a police officer, helped save the lives of two women in unrelated incidents recently. Read about their heroic efforts in today’s EAGLE. (November 1, 2011, Page 1)

Some alarmed by fire code inspections

While few violations were found on the Square, city fire inspectors were double checking occupancy levels at many restaurants and bars on the Square on Thursday night. These inspections are expected to continue through the weekend. There are questions from business owners, however, about the frequency and randomness of the checks. (October 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Fire department flushes hydrants

Oxford firefighters are making the rounds to city neighborhoods to flush the fire hydrants in order to clean the system and measure how much water each hydrant is capable of putting out. (July 22, 2011, Page 5A)

New central fire station project advances

The City of Oxford is moving forward with a central fire station to be located on Molly Barr Road – somewhere. (July 22, 2011, Page 1A)

Federal grant money will help keep Oxford firefighters safe

A grant has been awarded to the Oxford Fire Department for the purchase of safety goggles by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security. (June 22, 2011, Page 3)

January fire that claimed two lives ruled accidental

The fire that claimed the lives of two Oxford women in January has been ruled accidental, according to Oxford Fire Chief Mike Hill. The fire appeared to have been caused by a gas heater in the home. (April 12, 2011, Page 1A)

A smoke alarm for every home

The Oxford Fire Department is kicking off a new program to make sure every house in Oxford has a working smoke detector. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

City achieves Class 4 fire rating

The city of Oxford has been awarded a Class 4 insurance rating by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau. The rating bureau notified Oxford officials on Tuesday that Oxford went from a 5 rating down to a 4 rating, however, local insurance companies say the new classification probably won’t lower insurance premiums by much — if at all. (February 25, 2011, Page 1A)

Local firefighters given Valor Award for heroic efforts

Several Oxford firefighters were awarded for their valor and heroic efforts during a deadly fire in January where two woman lost their lives. The award was given to the firefighters on Friday in Jackson at the annual Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association banquet. (February 16, 2011, Page 1)

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