Oxford Fire Company, Inc.
Monthly Firehouse Breakfast
May 13, 2018
Give mom the morning off and come support a community organization that is always ready to help you while you meet your friends and neighbors. Our next breakfast is Sunday, May 13th between 8 and 11AM. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits, creamed chipped beef and lots more! We will even clean up when you are done.
All you care to eat for $10.00 for adults, half price for kids. The profits support emergency services in our community.
While you are here, check out the fresh baked goods and hand made crafts at our Auxiliary's table.
OVFD participates in county wide Tanker Drill
Practice, practice, practice - it's all about honing skill and being prepared.
As you make your way around the Eastern Shore have you noticed there are not a lot of fire hydrants? Okay, maybe not exactly on your radar but know that the majority of homes and businesses are not served by a municipal water source.
The solution - Tanker Task Force!
And it can take a lot of tankers requiring a lot of coordination. So we practice.
Saturday April 14th most of the tankers in Talbot County were together to practice filling, dumping and supplying water to the engines that would be "puttin' the wet stuff on the red stuff."
OVFD Fire Chief Graham Norbury directs the filling of Oxford's portable tank
Chief Norbury and Assistant Chief Paul Callahan filling the tank
It takes about 2 minutes to dump about 3000 gallons of the Tred Avon River into the portable tank.
Don't worry - we used the engines to spray the water right back into the river - proving we could run at 1000 gallons per minute flow!
Your fire department giving up their Sunday for a great training event!February 18, 2018
OVFD joins other companies from Talbot county for a live burn training exercise.
See more about it on the news page here.
Oxford Team wins the Firemen's Olympics!
Oxford wins First Place (Best Performance) in the Second Annual Firemen's Olympics sponsored by the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Dept. Our team consisted of Mike Bell, Graham Norberry, Keith Powers, Tom Ray and Jason Youngbar.
Station 20 has highly reflective address signs available for purchase that are easily installed and greatly improves our ability to rapidly identify and locate your address day or night. The signs can be attached to all types of existing mail boxes or to a separate post if you so choose. If purchased, a Station 20 member will come to your address and install the sign free of charge. The price for a sign is $15.00 and includes the hardware and the installation of the sign. The signs will be available for sale during our pancake breakfasts, through the "Contact Us" link on our web page, or through any fire department member. We ask all members of the community to consider the purchase and installation of these signs so that when you need assistance we may better serve you.
A Knox Box allows secure Fire Company Access to your properity when you can't be there
KNOX BOX PROGRAM
Oxford 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 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 and EMS services in our community.
Providing Emergency Services to our community is labor intensive. We always welcome new members. If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please send us a message via the Contact us button on the left, leave a voice message at 410-226-5110 or come to Breakfast and ask any Firefighter.
Both administrative or operational positions are available.
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