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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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No Caption Now Accepting Applications For Full Time Employment

Member Jeff Holden, July 05

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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Heat Illnesses Can be Fatal; Would You Know What to Do?

Member Chris Cardwell, July 01

Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces? Most of the time, you're hardly aware of it – unless your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle.

In 2014, 244 people died in the U.S. from exposure to excessive heat, according to Injury Facts 2017, the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by the National Safety Council. Heat-related ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Outdoor Burning Safety Tips

Member Chris Cardwell, April 13

The weather has warmed up and Spring cleaning is upon us. There have been several wildfires this month already due to high winds and low humidity levels. Below are some safety tips to follow when open burning. Be sure local ordinances are observed and permits are obtained before open burning.

To prevent the spread of fires started to burn brush and debris, keep in mind the following precautions:

- ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Southern Country Inn - Training Burn

Member Chris Cardwell, March 25

Fire Departments from around Orange County participated in a Live Burn on 3/24/18 at the Southern Country Inn. Over 80 firefighters participated and learned elements of fire behavior, crew operations, fire suppression and pump operations.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Destroys Old Restaurant

Member Chris Cardwell, January 04

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (WTVD) -- Firefighters battled a massive fire at a vacant seafood restaurant Wednesday off Groucho Road in Eno Fire District (Orange County) .
The fire started about 1 p.m. in the back of the building, which is just off of US 70.
The warehouse used to be an old seafood restaurant but later became a storage space to sell appliances.
For most of the afternoon, firefighters had a tough ... (Full Story)


 
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