Oxford Fire Company, Inc.
Oxford Firefighters train in an acquired structure:
Crews from Station 20 trained over the past four days in an acquired structure at 806 S. Morris Street. Topics covered included, Search & Rescue under live smoke conditions, Rapid Intervention Team training, ladder bail outs, rope bail outs, Positive Pressure Ventilation, balloon construction methods, ground ladder placement, and roof ventilation practices. The drills were well participated and a great amount of skills were honed. The Oxford Fire Company wishes to thank the owners for allowing us the use of the structure for conducting this invaluable training.
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Station 20 Assists with a Dwelling fire in Cambridge:At 23:57 hours on 3-20-13, Stations 20 (Oxford) & Station 30 (Trappe) were alerted to assist Dorchester Station 1 (Cambridge) with a dwelling fire at 617 High Street in Cambridge. Engines 39,27 and Truck 23 responded to the scene and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul. Units remained on location for approximately 2 hours before returning to quarters. Truck 23 sustained minor front end damage while responding to the incident after a deer ran into their path on Almshouse Road. There were no injuries and the unit remains in service awaiting a new bumper from the manufacturer.
Station Assists with a Dwelling fire in Cambridge:
CAMBRIDGE - An accidental electrical fire began in the attic of Vanesa Trusty-Batson's home at 503 Burton Street and caused an estimated $20,000 in damage and $10,000 loss of contents, according to investigators from the Md. State Fire Marshal's Office. Some 45 volunteer firefighters from Cambridge, Hurlock, Church Creek, Neck District, Linkwood-Salem, Trappe and Oxford responded to the two-alarm blaze and had it under control in about an hour.
Station 20 Responds to a Dwelling Fire
ST. MICHAELS - More than 35 firefighters from St. Michaels, Easton, Tilghman and Oxford worked Tuesday afternoon to extinguish a house fire that gutted much of a large, 2 1/2 story home at 301 Railroad Avenue. Details to follow.
The fire broke out at about 2:40
Our next scheduled Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 8:00 a.m.. till 11:00a.m. Price for the breakfast is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under the age of 10. Join us for breakfast, we will be serving a great selection of assorted breakfast foods, hot and cold drinks, and goodies will be available from the Ladies Auxiliary.
Station 20 responds to a Dwelling Fire in the 6-2 Box Area
On January 16, 2013 at 0932 hours Stations 60,20, and TCDES were alerted for a working dwelling fire at 28847 Jasper Lane in the Cooke's Hope development. Chief 61 (A/C Chance) arrived on location with an end unit townhouse with heavy fire showing from the Alpha Side. Engine 64 arrived with Truck 23 initially, and ladders were thrown while Engine 64's crew stretched to the house with a 2.5" line. Engine 64's crew made a rapid knockdown and extensive overhaul operations began. Units remained on location for approximately two hours before clearing the scene.
Units responding: Chief 60, Engines 64, 68, 27 Tower 61, Truck 23, Rescue 61, TCDES M-96, EPD, FM-62
Member Recently Completes Firefighter Training
Patrick Mulvey, one of our newest members has recently completed the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute's Firefighter I program. The 120 hour course was held at the Upper Eastern Shore Regional Training Center in Centreville, MD. Patrick now possesses the required knowledge, abilities, and skill to fully function on the fire ground including interior suppression operations. Having attained his Firefighter I credentials, the door is now open for Patrick to attend a myriad of additional training classes in other fire, rescue, and emergency medical disciplines. Completing the required course takes quite a commitment, so if you see Patrick on the street congratulate him for a job well done!
Station 20 Catches a First Due Dwelling
On December 17, 2012 at 19:35 hours, Stations 20,30,60, & TCDES were dispatched to Box 2-2 for a reported working dwelling fire at 4363 East Bonfield Court. Chief 20 arrived on Side Alpha and reported a 1 1/2 story single family frame dwelling with heavy fire evident from the first and second story levels from Sides Bravo & Charlie. Command was established and orders were given to the 1st arriving engine to lay in and initiate an interior attack upon arrival. Engine & Truck crews made quick work getting to the seat of the fire knocking it down and extensive overhaul operations commenced. Initially, Command requested a Tanker Task Force in addition to the 1st Alarm assignment due to access issues but it was subsequently placed available due to a rapid knockdown. Chief 60 assumed Water Supply operations and maintained a constant water supply throughout the incident. Units cleared the scene after several hours of overhaul with Chief 20 & Tanker 20 remaining on location to assist the State Fire Marshall. The fire is currently under investigation by the State Fire Marshall's Office.
Units Responding: Chiefs 20,30,60; Engines 27, 28, 64, 67, 39;Truck 23; Tankers 20, 36, & 61; Rescues 32,61; TCDES M-93, TCSD, FM-62
Oxford Assists Rescue Fire Company with a Building Fire
On December 16, 2012, Station 20 was alerted to assist Dorchester Station 1 (Cambridge) with a commercial building fire at 507 Race Street. Engine 27 & Truck 23 responded to the scene along with units from Talbot County Stations 30 (Trappe), 60 (Easton), and TCDES Medic units. After arrival the Truck's ladder pipe was set up on the the Charlie Side of the building and Engine 27 went to draft at Cambridge creek as a secondary water source. Units remained on location for approximately 7 hours assisting the first arriving units.
KNOX BOX PROGRAMOxford Fire Company's Knox Box program is still available for homeowners and business that would like to take advantage of this unique security device. Several residents have already taken advantage of the device and installed them at their homes allowing firefighters and paramedics unimpeded access into their home should the resident be away when an alarm sounds or unable to get to their door due to a medical reason. The security boxes available are mounted on the residence and a door key, alarm instructions, medical histories, etc are placed in the box then the vault door is secured by an access key carried in the Fire Department's Command unit. There is only one key that can open the vault and it is accessed by emergency personnel that key in their identity code to unlock the key from its secure locking device. The device then notes who removed the key, the date, time, and duration that the key was away from its locking device. This added security measure is to provide residents and businesses the peace of mind that we can quickly access their property in time of need and that accountability measures are in place as well for their protection. Please contact any member of the station and a representative will get in touch with you to provide product information. There is a one-time purchase for the vault, there are no maintenance fees associated and they are an affordable means to allow responders emergency access without having to force entry and cause expensive damage to doors or windows.
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE
Our Annual Fund Drive is still underway and the Oxford Fire Company would like to thank everyone that has contributed to date. If you haven't had time to support us, please do so if you can as we rely on your generous tax deductible contributions to assist us in the operation our organization for the safety of our community.
The Oxford VFD would like to thank everyone who continues to support our fundraising efforts. The money you donate goes to maintain and improve the fire services in your community.
Should you wish to share your time and talent with us by volunteering, either in an administrative or operational capacity, please visit our membership page or leave a message at 410-226-5110 to begin the process of joining our team.
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