'2016' '2015'
Jan 155 183
Feb 158 189
Mar 149 143
Apr 164 153
May 189 189
Jun 174
Jul 184
Aug 166
Sep 152
Oct 167
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Total 815 2027

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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

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)

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)


RSS Feed for Daily Dispatch: North Carolina News
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Charlotte House Fire Under Investigation - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:01:50 GMT
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Founder of the Autryville fire department Jonathon Faircloth honored - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:01:23 GMT
Williams-Sonoma in Catawba County catches fire - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:09:30 GMT
Follow Up: Fire destroys Jackson County firefighter's home, community rallies for donations - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:43:26 GMT
Fires that destroyed three structures in Millers Creek investigated as arson - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:23:42 GMT
After two fires last year, Wilmington Fire Dept. warns people to be careful this Fourth of July - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:31:49 GMT
Stamey's barbecue restaurant in Greensboro damaged in fire - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:36:04 GMT
Fire destroys Catawba farm house - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:20:50 GMT
Jackson County: Donations needed after fire destroys assistant fire chief's home - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:00:11 GMT
Wilmington firefighters roll in new fire truck - Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:59:27 GMT
Firefighters respond after worker at Beaufort bridge passes out, falls - Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:56:33 GMT
Media Investigation: Chief's wife serves as treasurer for Leland Volunteer Fire Dept. - Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:29:10 GMT
Fire destroys Edgecombe County mobile home - Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:46:36 GMT
Wilmington Fire Department seeking more diversity - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:36:22 GMT
Swepsonville firefighter: 42 years at the firehouse - Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:54:39 GMT
Marion Moose Lodge fire consumes campers, boat - Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:11:53 GMT
Man taken to hospital after mobile home fire in Onslow County - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:43:04 GMT
Cabin belonging to Moore County camp counselor destroyed in fire - Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:54:10 GMT

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