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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

Historic Mill Partially Destroyed

Member Chris Cardwell, May 21

A fire that destroyed part of an unoccupied historic mill in West Hillsborough today is contained, and emergency personnel are continuing to work through the night.

Orange Rural Fire Department was dispatched at 4:54 p.m. for the fire at the former Bellevue Manufacturing Company’s textile mill, located at 202 S. Nash St. The northernmost and oldest of four mill buildings was fully engulfed when firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

Peace Officer Memorial Day

Member Chris Cardwell, May 15

Today we honor those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our communities throughout our country and appreciate those who are on front lines every day fighting crime to protect us. Thank You!! ... (Full Story & Photos)


Member Chris Cardwell, April 22

We welcome your donations!!
Please know that we DO NOT cold-call citizens or hire outside individuals/telemarketers to conduct fundraising for us. To ensure your donation is received by us there are several ways you can give:

1. you may use our secure Paypal link on our webpage (credit cards accepted, no Paypal account necessary)
2. mail to our department
3. bring it by the station


... (Full Story & Photos)

Brush Fire

Member Chris Cardwell, April 14

Brush Fire near 613 Locust Rd. Two acres in a logging operation threatening several houses. Forestry plowed it and ORFD put in lines and secured the perimeter. Fire caused by subjects burning trash in a barrel near the wood line.
Special thanks to N.C. Forest Service for their assistance.... (Full Story & Photos)

High Angle Rescue School

Member Chris Cardwell, April 04

Several ORFD members had the opportunity to attend High Angle Rescue School this past weekend.
The North Carolina High Angle Rescue School is a progressive school. The curriculum offers a wide range of
rescue procedures consisting of “hands on” tasks and skills with students being evaluated during the evolutions.
The skills that are taught in this school are not limited to the wilderness environment, ... (Full Story & Photos)


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