Injured Firefighter Is Now on the Receiving End
Steve Myrick
Oak Bluffs firefighters have stepped up to help Eric Voshell, a six-year veteran of the department who was injured in a serious motorcycle accident.
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Agreement Ends Bitter Labor Dispute with Fire Department
Steve Myrick

The town of Oak Bluffs has settled a long-running labor dispute inside the fire department.

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Firefighters Respond to Picket
Steve Myrick

Call firefighters in Oak Bluffs spoke out last week following the recent informational picket by members of International Association of Fire Fighters.

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As Labor Dispute Simmers, Firefighters Picket Oak Bluffs
Steve Myrick

About 20 members of the International Association of Fire Fighters came before Oak Bluffs selectmen following a day of informational picketing.

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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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