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Feb 155 158
Mar 145 149
Apr 162 164
May 163 189
Jun 161 134
Jul 157 171
Aug 176 168
Sep 156 168
Oct 178
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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

Now Accepting Applications For Full Time Employment

Member Jeff Holden, October 16

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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