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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

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)

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)

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)


Member Chris Cardwell, January 06

Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency for all 100 counties in North Carolina ahead of the snow storm expected to arrive Friday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning at 7 p.m. Friday night.

Light rain will start falling in central North Carolina around 3 p.m. turning over to all snow by midnight. Here's what you can expect hour by hour into Saturday.


2 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Wildfires Growing!!

Member Chris Cardwell, November 11

Wildfires in the mountains continue to grow!! Party Rock Fire (Lake Lure) has doubled in size since yesterday. Now at 1914 acres.
The Office of State Fire Marshall has requested help from departments across the state to assist with structure protection.
ORFD is sending 1 engine/crew along with Assistant & Deputy Chief to Lake Lure area. An engine/crew each from Chapel Hill and Carrboro Fire Dept. ... (Full Story & Photos)


RSS Feed for Daily Dispatch: North Carolina News
2 children trapped, killed in Wilkes County house fire - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:50:18 GMT
First responders protections, benefits proposal clears House committee - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:58:53 GMT
Winston-Salem fire officials hope $10,000 grant will cut area's high number of kitchen fires - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:57:41 GMT
Marsh celebrates 20 years with Clarkton Fire Department - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:27:28 GMT
Officials: White Creek Fire 50% Contained, Lightning The Likely Initial Cause - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:32:28 GMT
Lighting sparks Huntersville house fire - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:44:53 GMT
Op-Ed: Hail to Raleigh first responders who take risks to serve others - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:06:18 GMT
Mother saves 2 children from Roanoke Rapids house fire - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:24:20 GMT
Hazelwood fire lights up the night sky - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:07:44 GMT
Building collapses in downtown Williamston - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:51:55 GMT
Firefighters respond to wood fire near Rowan County business - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:41:46 GMT
No Injuries After Structure Fire in Gastonia - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:46:36 GMT
Linville Gorge fire more than doubles in size as firefighters burn fuel - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:50:01 GMT
After Raleigh apartment fire, safety of wood construction questioned - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:16:43 GMT
Lack of volunteers forcing Surry County fire departments to hire personnel - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:21:01 GMT
Winston-Salem apartment fire displaces five residents - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:11:27 GMT
White Creek Fire in Linville Gorge 8 times larger overnight, not at all contained - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:42:37 GMT
Editorial: Bravery of many in Raleigh blaze - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:48:58 GMT
Monstrous fire destorys apartment building in downtown Raleigh - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT
3-year-old alerts family to Charlotte house fire - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:43:25 GMT

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