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Feb 155 158
Mar 145 149
Apr 162 164
May 163 189
Jun 134
Jul 171
Aug 168
Sep 168
Oct 178
Nov 194
Dec 143
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Orange Rural Fire Department

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Welcome to the Official Website for the Orange Rural Fire Department

The Mission of the Orange Rural Fire Department is to safely and efficiently mitigate Fire, EMS and
Rescue emergencies by providing public education, prevention and emergency response

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Board of Directors Annual Meeting

Member Chris Cardwell, June 19

ORFD will be hosting their Annual Board of Directors Meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday 6/20) @ 6:30pm. Elections will be held for open board positions with snacks provided. All Orange Rural Fire District property owners are urged to attend.

Location: Station 1, 206 S. Churton St. Hillsborough... (Full Story & Photos)

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Trench Rescue Class

Member Chris Cardwell, April 12

ORFD Officers are spending the week participating in a Trench Rescue class along with Durham, Chapel Hill, & Eno FD.

Trench rescue is a specialized form of rescue, a subset of confined space rescue. Trench rescue involves shoring up the sides of a trench, and digging a trapped worker out of a collapsed ditch. Trench rescue is one of the most dangerous rescue operations to complete.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Live Fire Training

Member Jeff Holden, March 21

ORFD members participated in live fire training with PSNC in Cary, NC. Participants trained on the physical properties of natural gas, safety and portable fire extinguishers. Members practiced extinguishing fires in situations where PSNC employees were in danger while working on gas utilities. A Huge thank you to PSNC for allowing us to train at their facility, great people to work with! ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Now Accepting Applications For Full Time Employment

Member Jeff Holden, March 20

Orange Rural Fire Department is now accepting applications for full-time firefighter positions. Applications will be accepted for both Certified (NC Firefighter II) or Non-Certified individuals.

Visit our Recruiting page for more information.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings

Member Chris Cardwell, February 11

Congratulations to Chief Cabe and Chief Holden on the completion of the "Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings" course at New Mexico Tech. Sponsored by the DHS, this course is designed to instill in participants a respect for the destructive potential and dangers associated with energetic materials (explosives and incendiaries) that could be used in a terrorist attack.
Based on research of basic ... (Full Story)


 
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Cedar Point: Boards approve fire department merger - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:17:23 GMT
Burke County fire marshal discusses recruitment, retention at Icard station - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:11:25 GMT
Construction worker injured after trench collapses on him in Raleigh - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:09:52 GMT
One person dead in Fayetteville house fire - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:44 GMT
Greensboro council approves budget with raises for police officers, firefighters - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:11:49 GMT
Homeowners reap benefits of Fairview Fire Department's hard work - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:18:44 GMT
Students train in Buncombe County to become next generation of firefighters - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:33:27 GMT
Fire strikes Statesville farm again, and this time 11,000 chickens died - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:00:36 GMT
Lightning likely cause of Ocean Isle Beach house fire - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:02:50 GMT
Propane tank explosion at Jackson County country club knocks firefighters to the ground, chief says - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT
31 residents of Harnett County rest home displaced after fire destroys building - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:07:39 GMT
Charlotte's congested roads focus of fire truck training - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:39:17 GMT
Autryville fire department and residents rebuilding after tornado - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:45:31 GMT
Lincoln County: 'Battle of the Shields' honors memory of fallen firefighter - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:04:56 GMT
One killed in Catawba County house fire - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:17:21 GMT
Cherryville: Solar panels can slow down fire containment times, firefighters say - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:37:42 GMT
21-year-old from Greenville dies after trying to aid others caught in rip current - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:15:33 GMT
Two cars burned in Greenville fire, blaze being called suspicious - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:45:11 GMT
Fire destroys Rowan County home, no injuries reported - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:08:49 GMT
Wilmington: Free smoke alarms for neighborhoods in need - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:18:32 GMT

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