Oxford Fire Protection Association — Catfish District

Department Name: Oxford Fire Protection Association —Catfish District

County: Catawba County

Type Department: Combination

Structure: 501 C 3

ISO: 9 / 5

Number of Stations: 2

Number of Apparatus: 6
Pumpers: 2, Tankers: 2,
Specialty: 1, Brush 1, Fire Boat 1


Do you provide EMS? NO       

Specialty Operations: NO

Area Covered Square miles: 29 Sq. Miles

Population: 8,425

Total Runs: 267      

Chief: Wayne Smith

Chief Officers: Assistant Chief Donnie Deal

Other Officers: 2 Captains,  3 Lieutenants

Number of Members: 38

Paid: 7 part time, juniors 10

Address: 5688 Oxford School Road, Claremont, NC

Website: oxfordcatfishfd.com

Phone: 828-459-9678

Community Outreach: Smoke Alarm Installations, Fire and Life Safety Programs

What are you doing for fundraising? We do two fish fry’s every year

What upgrades will you make in your department this year? Replace some turn out gear and some SCBA in the next few years

What are special hazards or unique businesses in your community? Duke Energy large Dam and Power House.

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