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Local 4634

181 Main Street
Oxford, Massachusetts 01540

For An Emergency Dial 911

Frequency: 154.0325
Ten Digit Emergency Number:    
508-987-2244

Business Phone:     508-987-6012
Fax:     508-987-6013

 

Mass Call/Vol FF Assn.


OXFORD PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION LOCAL #4634 

FUNDRAISER

            The Oxford Professional Firefighters Association will be conducting a fundraising campaign. For the next few weeks area businesses and residents will be contacted and asked to sponsor a business advertisement or family listing in The Oxford Professional Firefighters Association, 2014 Firefighters Yearbook / Business Directory. The directory will be available at their upcoming Community Day.

 

            In conjunction with this campaign, we will be holding a Community Day on Sunday

October 5th, 2014 from 12PM to 4PM at Bandstand / Joslin Park.

 

          All members of the community are invited to come down for an afternoon of fun-filled activities designed to strengthen community   spirit and the fire departments community partnerships.

 

  • Touch a truck program

  • Live firefighters demonstrations

  • Dunk Tank

  • Bouncy House for the kids

  • Free Community BBQ

  • Music and dancing with a local DJ

  • Food vendors

  • More activities coinciding with the states fire prevention week.

 

ADMISSION IS FREE!

 

We would also like to take this time to thank the members of our community who have generously supported our association year in and year out


FIREFIGHTER/EMT-BASIC Town of Oxford The Town of Oxford has an immediate opening for the position of Firefighter/EMT-Basic. Candidates must have all the appropriate certifications including, but not limited to: Certified Firefighter I/II, valid EMT-Basic certification, valid Massachusetts Driver's License and minimum of three (3) years active experience. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Town of Oxford's Personnel Policy and FY13 collective Bargaining Agreement pay plan. Salary range: $13.98 - $20.46 per hour depending on qualifications and experience. Applications are being accepted, for immediate appointment, through August 15, 2014 at the Town Manager's Office, 325 Main Street, Oxford, MA 01540 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A check for $50 made payable to "Fire District 7" must be included with the application. Job descriptions are available upon request. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


2014 HURRICANE SEASON PREPAREDNESS

Earlier this month, Governor Patrick proclaimed the month of July as Hurricane Preparedness Month.  The Governor’s proclamation can be found at: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/mema/hurricane-preparedness-month-july-2014.pdf.

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center has forecast a near-normal or below-normal 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Although one might take comfort in such a forecast, history has demonstrated that frequency of storms is not the most important factor, as it only takes one hurricane or tropical storm to severely impact our area. 

 

MEMA encourages everyone to 1) Know Your Evacuation Zone; 2) Know Your Risk; 3) Be Prepared; and 4) Stay Informed.

 

Click on the links bellow for more information.

 Hurricane Season Preparedness

Hurricanes "Know your zone"

 


 

 

Spring is the traditional time for sprucing up landscaping around our buildings and this spring will be the second one with a new mulch fire safety regulation in effect. The regulation was developed in response to several significant fires in the Commonwealth involving mulch-wood products. State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and fire chiefs across the state want to alert landscaping companies, nurseries, building owners and managers about the proper placement and storage of mulch in order to prevent fires.

Revised Regulation Has New Mulch Safety Provision

The revised regulation, 527 CMR 17 pdf format of 527017.pdf , took effect in September 2012 and prohibits the new application of mulch within 18” around combustible exteriors of buildings, such as wood or vinyl but not brick or concrete.

Residential buildings with six units or less are exempted from this regulation, but all homeowners may also wish to adopt these safety practices. The regulation applies to all other buildings including commercial properties.

 


 

Every year millions of people are unintentionally poisoned. Most poisonings involve children ages 5 and under.

It is also the leading cause of injury death in the country. The third week of March is the designated National Poison Prevention Week (March 16th – 22nd 2014)

This year’s theme is “Children Act Fast. So Do Poisons!”

Click the link bellow for more information.

24 Hour Poison Control Hotline: Call 1-800-222-1222

If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911 for an ambulance.

Hearing impaired, call 1-888-244-5313.

Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 


*New for this year.

You may apply for a burn permit online by following this link ----->   https://unipaygold.unibank.com/Default.aspx?customerid=1123

(Please note that there will be a one business day delay on approval of your permit if you purchase it online.)

*For more information on open burning click on the " Burn Season Info " tab above

 


New link for department employees --> Town of Oxford Portable / Pager Service


Oxford Fire-EMS Department values feedback from the people we serve.

Please take a moment to fill out our customer satisfaction survey based on the service we provided.

 


Oxford Fire-EMS is now on facebook.  Follow the link above to our page. Log on and "Like" us today!


Beat the Beep: Replace Aging CO Alarms – They Don’t Last Forever

Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms have been required in nearly every residence since March of 2006. The life expectancy of carbon monoxide alarms is 5-7 years, depending on the alarm manufacturer. Many CO alarms installed after the state’s CO law was passed are now reaching the end of their useful life and need to be replaced. No home appliance lasts forever.

The life of a CO alarm begins once it is first powered up. Most CO alarms have a date of manufacture stamped on them, which can be used as a guide if the activation date was not recorded.

To learn more about your CO alarm, contact your manufacturer for more information.


The Town of Oxford has implemented CODE RED. You can sign up by following the link below,

By signing up you will be able to receive important information via phone, email, and/or text messages.

Code Red


Open Burning

 How to Conduct a Safe Open Burn

PERMIT REQUIRED

January 15 through May 1

Open Burning hours are from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

PLEASE Purchase YOUR NUMBERED BURNING PERMIT AT:

Oxford Fire Headquarters
181 Main St, Oxford
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 3:00pm (0800-1500)

Permits will also be available weekends between 08:00 -12:00

Permits are $10.00

You may NOT use last year's permit.

Click here for more information


Are you ready for an emergency?

Follow this link for Ready.gov and learn how you can be prepared.


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