'2016' '2015'
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Feb 158 189
Mar 149 143
Apr 164 153
May 189 189
Jun 134 174
Jul 184
Aug 166
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Orange Rural Fire Department

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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

Specialized Training

Member Chris Cardwell, July 16

ORFD participated in a specialized training class today provided by SERTC.

The class, "Responding to Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids Transported by Rail", is designed to assist local emergency responders to recognize the significant aspects of flammable liquid rail transportation emergencies and the difficulties involved in containing large quantities of the flammable liquids that may be ... (Full Story & Photos)


Member Chris Cardwell, July 06

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)

Structure Fire

Member Chris Cardwell, July 05

ORFD responded to a structure fire at 228 S Churton St. Smoke was showing from the roof and crews found fire in a wall on the third floor. Orange County has offices on the 2nd and 3rd floors with 3rd floor being Register of Deeds. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.... (Full Story & Photos)

Child Safety Seat Installations Available

Member Chris Cardwell, June 28

Summer vacations are here!! Is your child safety seat installed correctly? ORFD conducts car seat installations and safety checks M-F 9-5 by appt. Call today to make your appointment.... (Full Story)

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)


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Firefighter treated after blaze heavily damages Fayetteville building - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:07:20 GMT
Missing swimmer in Wrightsville Beach identified - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:04:41 GMT
Townhouse destroyed in Mooresville fire - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:15:51 GMT
Man dies trying to save his 3 daughters caught in a rip current in Carteret County - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:31:27 GMT
Man thanks Greenville first responders that saved his life - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:30:00 GMT
Durham Fire Department warns of fraudulent fundraising phone calls - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:20:17 GMT
Pair escapes house fire in Catawba County - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:38:04 GMT
First Responders Ride to Honor Those Who Have Fallen in the Line of Duty - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:22:54 GMT
Candle causes house fire in Wilmington - Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:47:16 GMT
Flames gut Mount Holly church, community gathers in prayer - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:49:54 GMT
Woman falls 160 feet to her death at Rainbow Falls in Transylvania County - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:52:31 GMT
Talking with the family of fallen Newton firefighter Bradley Long - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Fire at Old Fort business - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:11:26 GMT
Man escapes as house goes up in flames in south Charlotte; firefighter injured - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:46:58 GMT
Raleigh firefighter works several jobs, uses Medicaid to make ends meet - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:41:00 GMT
Fire department response time likely not major factor in destruction of Leland home - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:30:36 GMT
Pokemon hunters in Gaston County can get in the way of firefighters - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:56:21 GMT

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