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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.


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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Does your family have a fire safety plan? (82 percent in US do not)

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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 01540

Wednesday 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 


RABIES CLINIC

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

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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.

 


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.

 


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


Are you ready for an emergency?

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


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