Frequently Asked Questions

    1.  What is the Insurance Service Office Fire Protection Class Rating (ISO rating) for the City of Oxford?
    2.  When I dial 911 from a phone in Oxford, who answers my call?
    3.  When should I change the batteries in my smoke detectors?
    4.  Where can I find assistance getting a smoke detector for my house?
    5.  What are the burning regulations in the City of Oxford?
 
    Q.  What is the Insurance Service Office Fire Protection Class Rating (ISO rating) for the City of Oxford?
    A. 

The current ISO rating for the City of Oxford is a Class 3-3X.  This classification took effect in August 1, 2015.

 

    Q.  When I dial 911 from a phone in Oxford, who answers my call?
    A.  When you dial 911 from any residence located in the city limits of Oxford, your call is routed to 911 for processing and then transferred to the Oxford Police Department.

    Q.  When should I change the batteries in my smoke detectors?
    A.  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.

    Q.  Where can I find assistance getting a smoke detector for my house?
    A. 

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 for assistance.



    Q.  What are the burning regulations in the City of Oxford?
    A. 

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.