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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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Eno FD Responds to Drowning

Member Chris Cardwell, July 24

Durham, N.C. — A 17-year-old drowned Thursday afternoon in the Eno River Rock Quarry, according to Orange County authorities.

Eno fire and rescue crews, rangers and a dive team were searching for Lamont Burt, of Raleigh, just after 4 p.m. The teen's body was pulled from the water shortly after 8 p.m.

Officials said Burt was swimming with friends and family when he went under and never re-surfaced. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MURDER CHARGES FILED IN TRIPLE-FATAL CRASH

Member Chris Cardwell, July 23

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Murder charges have been filed against a 20-year-old UNC student accused of causing a fatal Orange County crash that claimed the lives of three people on Sunday.

Chandler Kania, from Asheboro, was charged in an Orange County courtroom Thursday afternoon with three second-degree murder charges.

"This case represents almost unimaginable horror and tragedy," the judge said ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Driver charged in fatal I-85 head-on collision

Member Chris Cardwell, July 20

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student has been charged in a Sunday morning crash on Interstate 85 in Orange County that killed three people.

Chandler Michael Kania, 20, of Asheboro, was cited Monday with careless and reckless driving and consumption of alcohol by a minor, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said more charges are pending.

Kania was driving north in the southbound ... (Full Story)


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Three Killed in I-85 Head-on Collision

Member Chris Cardwell, July 19

Three people were killed early Sunday in a head-on collision on Interstate 85 in Orange County, authorities said.

The crash occurred shortly after 3 a.m. near the split of I-85 and Interstate 40.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Chandler Kania, 20, of Asheboro, was driving north in the southbound lanes and collided with a vehicle driven by Felecia Harris, 49, of Charlotte.

Harris and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Rescue pinned patient from tractor rollover
Rescue pinned patient from tractor rollover

Firefighters Learn New Skills in Agriculture Rescue

Member Chris Cardwell, July 13

Several ORFD Personnel attended an Ag Rescue class in Caldwell, NC on July 10-12. Students learn how to remove victims from tractor rollover, auger entrapment, grain bin entrapment and bailer entrapments. Students also learn the techniques for victim removal of PTO shafts, lifting and stabilization of heavy-duty farm equipment along with patient packaging. This is quite different from motor vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lincoln County workers evacuated after carbon monoxide scare - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:05:12 GMT
Providence Volunteer Fire Department to close after 61 years of service - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:50:24 GMT
Charlotte crews rescue man who fell down 8 ft hole - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:30:44 GMT
Brunswick Co. tests responders' skills with training exercise at Sunny Point - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:18:55 GMT
More than 80 firefighters respond to large barn fire in Iredell County - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:08:28 GMT
Follow-up: SBI says burned body found on Locust farm was Concord woman - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:12:53 GMT
Air National Guard firefighter dies after sickened during Stanly County house fire - Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:52:23 GMT
Charlotte Fire Department achieves highest rating possible for fire protection services - Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:38:33 GMT
Burlington firefighters rescue man from portable toilet tank - Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:59:46 GMT
Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department employee charged for sending, receiving sexually explicit content resigns - Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:47:09 GMT
Hearing set for Fort Bragg soldier who fired at police, firefighters in 2012 - Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:15:23 GMT
East Wake Fire Department certified for heavy rescue - Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:52:00 GMT
Providence FD to close despite effort to remain in Weddington - Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:39:58 GMT
Iredell fire marshal laid to rest - Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:12:27 GMT
Hamlet's EMS role challenged - Sat, 25 Jul 2015 07:17:41 GMT
Tires stored in Harnett County woods burn in fire - Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:11:36 GMT

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