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Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department

Use common sense before burning leaves

Area firefighters were busy the last few days battling brush fires caused by residents burning leaves. (January 21, 2014, Page 2)

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    Central fire district gets lower rating

    Citizens living in the central fire district in Lafayette County may soon see a decrease in fire protection insurance after the fire district’s rating dropped from a 10 to a 7. (September 25, 2013, Page 2)

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      County takes steps to create more fire districts

      Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the fifth fire district for the county on Monday for the northern portion of the county. (August 8, 2013, Page 2)

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        Fire safety on wheels

        A new vehicle to take to schools will be shared by the county and city fire departments. (August 8, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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          Some volunteer firefighters get paid

          The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved to hire six more part-time firefighter and maintenance workers for the county volunteer fire system. The hiring is part of a system to improve coverage of the area. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

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            State Fire Academy offers rope-climbing class locally

            Lafayette County Volunteer firefighters learned the basics of rope rescue during a two-week course offered by the State Fire Academy that culminated Saturday with the firefighters testing out for their certification. (March 16, 2012, Page 1B)

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              Morning fire claims home of former Oxford representative

              An early morning fire destroyed the 30-year-old home of former Oxford representative Noal Akins Tuesday. (February 29, 2012, Page 2)

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                Neighbor enters smoking house to bring woman to safety

                Tonia Adams was driving home Wednesday when she saw smoke come out her neighbor’s home on CR 206, off Highway 30. Adams was able to help the woman, 89, safely out of the house that was destroyed by a fire that started on her stove. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  Training session hosted by firefighters

                  The Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department will host a regional training session Oct.  that will provide volunteer and career firefighters with the tools they need to help their fellow citizens in times of disaster. (October 21, 2011, Page 3A)

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                    Search continues for missing Panola man

                    The search continues for Ricky Russell, 56, of Batesville, an Alzheimer’s patient who has been missing since wandering away from him home Tuesday morning. (August 25, 2011, Page 1)

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