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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

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)

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)


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Leland approves money for new firefighters - Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:33:10 GMT
Fire displaces one adult, two children in north Durham - Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:30:20 GMT
Building blaze far from water brings out 4 Durham fire departments - Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:44:08 GMT
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