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Jan 209 195 236
Feb 146 166 177
Mar 169 191 197
Apr 195 178 226
May 200 206 254
Jun 199 218 192
Jul 213 215 118
Aug 193 218
Sep 222 191
Oct 219 223
Nov 215 249
Dec 237 250
Total 2417 2500 1400

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

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No Caption Passing of Retired Captain John Shultz

Orange Rural Fire Department, July 21

Our thoughts and prayers for peace and healing go out to the families of John Schultz, Retired Captain at Mebane Fire who was tragically killed earlier this week. In the darkest hours of our department’s life, Captain Schultz showed up and reminded us that we are surrounded by family. A great man, great fire officer gone too soon. Rest easy Captain Schultz.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chamber Publishes History of Downtown

Orange Rural Fire Department, July 16

If you live in Hillsborough, are from Hillsborough or are interested in local history, you owe it to yourself to go to: https://www.churtonstreet.org/
The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce and Orange County Historical Museum are doing amazing work researching the history of Hillsborough and the business' on Churton Street!
From your local fire department, thank you Hillsborough/Orange ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Bucket Brigade for Chief Baker

Member Jeff Cabe, July 11

The Fire Chief at Orange Grove Fire Department and his wife have both been diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing treatment. Chief Baker comes from several generations of emergency responders here in Orange County and needs our help.
The Sherriff has set up an account and started a fund raising effort to help Chief Baker and his wife with the medical expenses of the treatments and medical needs.
We ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lonnie Circle Structure Fire 8 July 2024

Orange Rural Fire Department, July 08

At 0741, Orange Rural Fire was dispatched to 2308 Lonnie Circle for a report of smoke coming from a residence. Engine 234 arrived on scene to find a working fire at the location. A quick fire attack was started and a search for occupants was completed. The fire was quickly extinguished and is under investigation by the Orange County Fire Marshal’s Office and NC State Bureau of Investigation.

Units: ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption It's Going to Get Even Hotter!

Orange Rural Fire Department, July 05

The forecasted heat index for today is 110 degrees. If you have to work outside today, please try to stay hydrated and know the symptoms of heat emergency.
If you have elderly family members or neighbors, check on them and make sure they are safe.... (Full Story & Photos)

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RSS Feed for Daily Dispatch: North Carolina News
Off-duty fire captain from New Hanover County jumps in to save man drowning in river - Wed, 24 Jul 2024 09:38:00 GMT
Couple found dead in burning Johnston County home - Tue, 23 Jul 2024 16:43:00 GMT
Follow Up: Concord Fire Department says its trucks have been hit four times in 2024 - Tue, 23 Jul 2024 16:11:15 GMT
‘Shocked’: Mebane community mourns loss of retired firefighter after accident outside home - Tue, 23 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
Firefighters: 2 Concord fire trucks crashed into during 24-hour period, including hit-and-run - Tue, 23 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
1 dead after tree falls on east Charlotte apartments, Charlotte Fire says - Tue, 23 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
Greenville firefighters finding ways to beat the heat and stay cool - Tue, 23 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
Crews battle attic fire in Durham apartment building, displacing four families - Sun, 21 Jul 2024 08:04:37 GMT
Carteret County Sheriff says a small plane has crashed in Beaufort - Mon, 22 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
Lightning strikes church steeple, sparking major fire in Wilson County - Fri, 19 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
All Wake County schools implement ‘fire watch’ procedures - Fri, 19 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
Greenville Jr. Firefighters donate first aid kits to retirement community - Fri, 19 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
’It is out there to kill’: How K-9 units train to detect fentanyl in North Carolina - Fri, 19 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
VIDEO: Unoccupied home erupts into flames in Newport - Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
Firefighters rescue dog from drain pipe in Winston-Salem - Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
Region: State response team, DEQ continue monitoring S. Hill fire in Virginia - Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
2nd fire in less than 12 hours breaks out at apartment complex across from Raleigh Country Club - Wed, 17 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
Cornelius fire department trying new 48-hour schedule - Wed, 17 Jul 2024 07:00:00 GMT
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