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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

William Stewart

Fire camp teaches kids more than how to stop, drop and roll

The Oxford Fire Department is gearing up for its annual Fire Camp with applications being accepted through May 21. (April 24, 2014, Page 2)

Keep home safe for Thanksgiving

The Oxford Fire Department offers suggestions and tips to avoid kitchen fires this holiday. (November 27, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Keeping safe this Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a time for family gatherings, fireworks and barbecues. To keep the holiday a pleasant day for Oxonians, fire officials are asking everyone to take a few extra steps to ensure everyone’s celebration remains a good one. (July 2, 2013, Page 3)

Fire camp teaches kids more than how to stop, drop and roll

The Oxford Fire Department is accepting applications for its five-day fire academy for children 6 to 12 years old that will become in June. Applications may be picked up from any city fire department and turned in by May 21. (April 30, 2013, Page 3)

Firefighters teach fire safety

Oxford Fire Department and the Mississippi Fire Marshal’s Office are promoting fire safety and the importance of fire escape plans during National Fire Prevention Week this week. (October 10, 2012, Page 1)

Cool temps bring risks

Severe weather, tornadoes and an increase in house fires can be possible during the fall and winter months in Lafayette County. (October 25, 2011, Page 1)

Firefighters to climb in memory of fallen

Seven Oxford Fire Department firefighters will be attending the Kansas City 9/11 Memorial Climb this weekend in remembrance of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives when the Twin Towers in NYC burned and collapsed after the terrorist attacks.

 (September 9, 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)

Free smoke detectors available

The use of smoke detectors is the no. 1 line of defense against being killed in a house fire. To make sure everyone in Oxford and Lafayette County is protected, the Layfayette County Volunteer Fire Department and Oxford Fire Department are offering smoke detectors to those who qualify thanks of the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s free smoke alarm program. (August 30, 2010, Page 1A)

New laws take effect today

A new law, aimed at fighting the state’s growing methamphetamine problem, has made any medications containing pseudoephedrine no longer available over-the-counter. A doctor’s prescription is now required to purchase common cold and allergy medications that include Advil Cold and Sinus, Aleve D, Claritin D, Mucinex D, Nyquil D, Sudafed, Tylenol Sinus Severe Cold and Zyrtec D. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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