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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Island First Responders Kept Busy During Crowded Fourth of July Weekend
Steve Myrick

The Fourth of July holiday weekend proved a busy time for Island first responders, who responded to several calls, including a fire in a downtown Edgartown restaurant Saturday morning.

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Jeep Catches Fire on Beach Road; None Injured
Megan Cerullo

Two men were uninjured after the Jeep they were traveling in caught fire near the Big Bridge on Beach Road Friday afternoon. The Oak Bluffs fire department said their response was delayed because traffic did not yield to the emergency vehicles but they quickly extinguished the fire once they arrived.

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Ethics Commission Finds Violation by Oak Bluffs Fire Chief
Olivia Hull

In hiring and supervising members of his family, Oak Bluffs ambulance and fire chief John Rose broke conflict of interest rules, the state ethics commission said Monday. But the commission declined to fine Mr. Rose or call for a hearing, instead sending a letter explaining requirements of the law.

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Oak Bluffs Breaks Ground for New Fire Station
Olivia Hull

Oak Bluffs officials stood in a semi-circle on Monday, shovels ready, to mark the beginning of a major construction project. They faced a gray structure that’s been home to the fire department since 1973, but will soon be razed to make way for a new station.

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John Rose Is Named Oak Bluffs Fire Chief
Ivy Ashe
Appointed acting chief 10 months ago, John Rose now has a permanent place as head of the town fire department. The vote by the five town selectmen was unanimous on Tuesday night, amid praise for Mr. Rose.
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Oak Bluffs Firemen Appoint Two
Olivia Hull

Confirming the first promotions under a restructured force, the Oak Bluffs selectmen this week appointed two men to the upper ranks of the fire department.

Shawn Broadley was named deputy fire chief, and Manuel (Manny) Rose was appointed assistant fire chief.

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Oak Bluffs Dive Team Descends on Submerged Car for Rescue Drill
Olivia Hull

A caravan-style car drove off the end of the Steamship Authority dock and was trapped underwater with four passengers inside.

This was the premise of a training scenario staged Sunday morning for the Oak Bluffs dive and rescue team.

“An elderly person had a medical event and they gunned it down the terminal,” said Oak Bluffs fire department acting chief John Rose, who conducted the dive team’s first car rescue drill.

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