House Fire Destroys Apartment, But No Injuries
Julia Wells

An early morning house fire in Oak Bluffs destroyed an accessory apartment but all the building occupants escaped without injury.

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Ice Rescue: Firefighters Practice for the Real Thing
Steve Myrick

With temperatures hovering about one degree above zero and a wind chill of 18 degrees below, Oak Bluffs firefighters staged an ice rescue drill Sunday morning on a frozen pond off County Road.

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Charges of Unfair Labor Practices by Oak Bluffs Fire Department Heads to a Hearing
Steve Myrick
The state Division of Labor Relations ordered a hearing to determine whether the Oak Bluffs fire and EMS department violated labor laws.
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A Model of Resilience, Moped Accident Victim Returns to Thank First Responders
Steve Myrick
Noelle Lambert returned to the Vineyard to thank first responders who stabilized her after a moped accident in which she lost her leg.
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Quick Response Puts Out Fire at the Madison Inn
Steve Myrick
A fire which apparently began in a malfunctioning ceiling fan at the Madison Inn brought a quick response from the Oak Bluffs fire department Tuesday afternoon.
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Sparks Fly as Selectmen Split EMS, Firefighting Departments
Steve Myrick

Against a bitter backdrop of union contract negotiations and charges of unfair labor practices, Oak Bluffs selectmen voted Tuesday to separate the functions of emergency medical service (EMS) personnel from call firefighters.

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Firefighters Knock Down Oak Bluffs House Fire
Sara Brown

Oak Bluffs firefighters quickly put out a fire in a house off New York avenue Friday afternoon. There was nobody at the home at the time of the fire.

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Oak Bluffs Fire Station Slated to Go Solar
Alex Elvin

A rooftop solar array planned for the Oak Bluffs fire station could offset electricity costs for the town.

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Oak Bluffs Woman Recovering After Sustaining Burns in House Fire
Steve Myrick

An Oak Bluffs woman who was seriously burned early Saturday morning in an Oak Bluffs house fire has been upgraded to good condition.

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Ribbon Is Cut, New Oak Bluffs Fire Station Opens
Steve Myrick

With the snip of a long red ribbon, the new $8.3 million Oak Bluffs fire station officially opened for business Tuesday. The station has nearly 20,000 square feet of space.

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