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ROOF COLLAPSE SAFETY INFORMATION
Residents and Businesses are Strongly Encouraged to Have Snow
and Ice Cleared from Roofs Before this Weekend’s Storm
FRAMINGHAM, MA – The prolonged cold weather and repeated snowstorms Massachusetts is experiencing have contributed to potentially dangerous conditions for businesses and homes alike. Heavy mounds of snow are creating severe roof load conditions. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has received reports of over 100 full and partial roof collapses over the last week. Additionally the Department of Fire Services (DFS) has received numerous reports of gas leaks and fires caused by snow and icicles falling on gas piping and meters.
With the potential for more snow and/or rain in the forecast, residents and businesses are strongly encouraged to have snow and ice cleared from roofs before this weekend’s storm, which could exacerbate the risk of roof and/or structural failure.
Homeowners, tenants, and businesses should be cognizant of the danger posed by heavy snow loads on roofs, and the importance of recognizing the warning signs of potential structural weaknesses. In many instances, the risks posed by accumulated snow can be mitigated by safely removing snow from roofs Flat and low pitched roofs, most often found on industrial buildings, but also used in certain home designs, are at the greatest risk of buckling under heavy snow and ice accumulations.
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BECOME A TRAINED AND CREDENTIALED VOLUNTEER FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
Tri-EPIC REPC will be hosting CERT (Citizen Emergency Response Team) Training for any resident of Charlton, Dudley, Oxford, Southbridge, Sturbridge & Webster eho would like to help their Community.
This Training is FREE!
Classes will be held at the Oxford Fire Department, 181 Main St. Oxford, MA 01540Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 P.M. for approximately 12 weeks beginning on February 11, 2015
Click on the image above or on the "CERT Team" tab at the top of this website for more information.
The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) voted to promulgate a revised fire safety code at their meeting on Thursday, August 7, 2014. The new Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00) will take effect on January 1, 2015. The new code adopts, in large part, the National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) Model Fire Code (NFPA-1- 2012 Edition), with Massachusetts amendments. The new code should result in an improved, more comprehensive fire safety code, using consensus standards recognized throughout the nation
Follow this link to learn more or read the new code --> NFPA-1
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
1 P.M. - 3 P.M. RAIN OR SHINE
FEE: $10.00 CASH ONLY
Town Hall 1st floor
Access by handicap entrance at rear of building.
CATS MUST BE IN CARRIERS - DOGS MUST BE ON LEASHES
BRING PREVIOUS RABIES CERTIFICATE OR YOUR PET WILL RECEIVE A ONE YEAR SHOT
CAT/DOG LICENSES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
FEES: MALE/FEMALE $10.00 EACH; SPAYED/NEUTERED $6.00 EACH
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.
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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.
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Follow this link for Ready.gov and learn how you can be prepared.
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