Oxford Fire Department
Oxford Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety services for our community. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical response, disaster management, fire prevention and public education.
The department operates out of 6 stations with 41 full-time firefighters, 8 part time firefighters and 9 volunteer firefighters and covers approximately 33 square miles and 21 miles of interstate. The fire department is a highly trained department. The Oxford Fire Department currently has a "Class 3" ISO rating and responds to over 1500 calls per year.
Non-emergency services include new construction fire code inspections, in-service fire inspections, pre-fire plans, and fire prevention.
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DEWEY D. WEBB FIRE STATION # 1
70 East 6th Street
This station houses the Command truck, Pumper, Medium Rescue, 75 ft Platform Ladder truck, Brush truck, and a 3000 gallon Tanker/Tender and is manned 24/7.
ROBERT HENDRICK FIRE STATION # 2
1223 Friendship Road
This station houses a Pumper, Medium Rescue Truck, 75 ft Platform Ladder truck, Brush Truck and is Oxford's newest manned 24/7 station. This station also houses a secondary Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the city.
DENNIS COX FIRE STATION # 3
56 Bynum Cutoff Road
This station houses one Pumper Truck, one Brush Truck and one Rescue Truck.
EARL P. HAYNES FIRE STATION # 4
48476 Alabama Highway 21 South
This station houses one Pumper Truck and one Brush Truck. This is one of three unmanned volunteer stations.
KENNETH HENSON FIRE STATION # 5
52 Dearmanville Road
This station houses one Pumper Truck. Station 5 is an unmanned volunteer station. This station is also the newest location for one of Oxford's Storm Shelters that can help during bad weather conditions.
LYNN ELLIOT FIRE STATION/TRAINING CENTER #6
2022 U.S. Highway 78 West
This station houses two Pumper Trucks and a Brush Truck. Also at Station 6 is the Oxford Fire Department's main training center and is home to the high school volunteer fire academy program. This station is also an unmanned volunteer station.
For more information on the high school program contact Battalion Chief Kyle McCoy
WHAT IS THE INSURANCE SERVICE OFFICE FIRE PROTECTION CLASS RATING (ISO RATING) FOR THE CITY OF OXFORD?
The current ISO Rating for the City of Oxford is a Class 3-3X. This classification took place in August 1, 2015.
WHEN I DIAL 911 FROM A PHONE IN OXFORD, WHO ANSWERS MY CALL?
When you dial 911 from any residence located in the city limits of Oxford, your call is routed to Calhoun County 911 for dispatch.
WHEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE BATTERIES IN MY SMOKE DETECTORS?
We recommend that you change the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year. The easiest way to remember is to change them when Daylight Savings Time begins and ends.
WHERE CAN I FIND ASSISTANCE FOR GETTING SMOKE DETECTORS FOR MY HOME?
The Oxford Fire Department with the assistance of area businesses has a supply of smoke detectors available for individuals that are unable to afford to purchase them. Contact Station #1 at 256-831-3208 or submiy your request online.
WHAT ARE THE BURNING REGULATIONS IN THE CITY OF OXFORD?
The City of Oxford has a burn ordinance. Anyone wishing to burn should contact the Oxford Fire Department to get a burn permit over the phone. The ordinance allows for the burning of wood, leaves and paper products. No petroleum based products can be burned in the City of Oxford. No fire should be started after 3:00pm with nothing added to the fire after 5:00pm.
Business Survey Checklist
Oxford Fire Department strives to make doing business with the City of Oxford as easy as possible and part of that commitment is to make sure you and your business are prepared for your annual Fire Department Business Survey. We know that making sure your business is a safe environment for your employees and customers is vital and we have created a checklist to help you prepare for your annual survey and use throughout the year to ensure your business is always as safe as possible. Our hope is that you will be able to utilize this tool to make the annual survey quick and easy for your business, as well as educate you on key fire safety elements within the business. You can download this checklist below. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Turn Your Attention to Fire Prevention
In Alabama this year, there have been 48 deaths attributed to fire related injuries (compared to 105 last year). Most, if not all, of these deaths could have been prevented with a few small steps.
Oxford Fire Department prides itself on educating the young minds in our community with station tours, and school visits.
Car Seat Installation
Car Seats can be inspected/installed safely for no charge. Installers are on shift most everyday and can install your seat safely for you at no charge.
Click below for more car seat safety tips from NHTSA!
Children & Fire Safety
Sparky the Fire Dog, the official mascot for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is a Dalmatian on a mission. He's here to help educate kids and their parents on fire prevention and public safety.