Oxford Fire Department Unveils New Station
Family, friends, and members of the Oxford Fire Department gathered Sunday for the ribbon-cutting of the Captain Lynn Elliott Fire Station Number 6 and Training Center. Captain Elliott was a Sergeant with the Anniston Fire Department. He died on June 18, 2005 in the line of duty from complications from lung cancer. Chief Gary Sparks says this is a momentous occasion and awesome tribute for one of his department’s distinguished family members. Sparks says the tribute is important because within the network of fire departments everyone is part of a big family. Captain Elliott’s wife, Mary Elliott says this moment gives her chills. She adds that her husband was all about training. Now, fire fighters from neighboring counties will be able to come to Oxford to train. And in turn, help people. And she says that is what her husband was all about. The celebration also included a presentation at the training center tower by fire officials. The new fire station and training tower will help The Oxford Fire Department to continue to offer emergency services to the citizens of Oxford and the 3 mile fire jurisdiction. Their emergency services include fire response, hazardous materials, vehicle accidents with entrapment, and any other emergency scenes where needed.