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Oxford Fire Department

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)

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    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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      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)

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        Aldermen OK $23 million budget

        The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the $23 million 2012-13 Fiscal Budget Tuesday during a recessed meeting. (September 12, 2012, Page 1, 14)

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          Thank Your Local Firefighter Day – every day

          Firefighters and fire trucks are not something that you really want to see around your home or place of business, but it’s still good to know they’re there. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at their professionalism during a recent unplanned visit to The Oxford EAGLE. (August 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Location changed for new fire station

            City officials are looking at land located near the U.S. Post Office on McElroy Drive for the location of a new central fire station. (July 20, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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              Firehouse Subs provides OFD with new tools

              The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded the Oxford Fire Department $19,000 in extrication equipment recently that will allow firefighters to rescue people in a faster and safer manner. (December 8, 2011, Page 2)

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                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)

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                  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)

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                    Local firemen featured in 2012 MBF calendar

                    Eight Oxford firefighters are being featured in the 2012 Mississippi Firefighters Calendar, sponsored by the Mississippi Burn Foundation. To order a calendar, visit www.mfmba.org. (October 26, 2011, Page 2)

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