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Jan 169 168
Feb 155 158
Mar 173 154
Apr 187 116
May 178 134
Jun 190 145
Jul 167 145
Aug 152 147
Sep 155 162
Oct 189 69
Nov 165
Dec 177
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Orange Rural Fire Department

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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

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Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

Member Jeff Cabe, August 20

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation holds a yearly tribute to firefighters that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The tribute shows support for the firefighter and the families they left behind by asking everyone to light up their homes, businesses, government buildings and monuments with red lighting. This year the tribute will run from September 27 to October 4. Please ... (Full Story)


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We Are Hiring Part Time Firefighters

Member Jeff Cabe, September 18

We currently have openings for part time firefighters. We are looking for firefighters with current NC Firefighter and EMT Certifications. Must possess a NC Class B Driver License have a clean criminal history and driving record. If interested, print the application and follow the directions. If you need more information, call Station 1 at 919-732-7911.... (Full Story)


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Lithium Ion Battery Safety

Member Jeff Cabe, August 31

With Schools in Orange and surrounding counties using Distance Learning, beware of devices that contain Lithium Batteries. Never keep them plugged in for long periods of time, especially overnight.

Orange County Residents can bring any type of battery to any of the Orange County Solid Waste and Recycling Centers for recycling.... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Maintaining the Fleet

Member Jeff Cabe, August 19

Our crews spent time today making repairs to the department's aerial platform. During a recent inspection it was found that the wiring for the aerial ladder had damaged insulation. Department personnel ordered the replacement wire, removed the damaged wiring and installed new in its place. Our personnel spend a large portion of their time cleaning, repairing and maintaining the trucks, equipment and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Hot cars can be deadly for children, pets

Member Chris Cardwell, May 24

More children died from being left in hot cars in 2018 than ever before!

Seven children across the country have already died this year because they were left in a hot car, including a 9-month-old in Wilkes County, North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

The North Carolina Department of Insurance and Governor’s Highway Safety Program have partnered to warn parents ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Whispering Pines Fire Rescue receives lower ISO rating - Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Crews investigate cause of apartment fire in Greenville - Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:31:20 GMT
Tablets to connect Martin County first responders to 911 Center, hospital staff - Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Improved fire rating for Fountain Volunteer Fire Department - Tue, 27 Oct 2020 04:41:13 GMT
Fayetteville apartment building damaged in fire - Tue, 27 Oct 2020 03:42:01 GMT
First responders in New Bern find way to show community appreciation - Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Update: 4 previously missing in large house fire in Dare County now confirmed dead - Sun, 25 Oct 2020 00:18:36 GMT
Newport officials may hire more emergency services staff - Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:29:57 GMT
Raleigh home destroyed by flames - Sat, 24 Oct 2020 11:26:07 GMT
Firefighters save house in Surry County - Sun, 25 Oct 2020 08:03:46 GMT
Wilmington Fire Department responds to garage fire - Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
4 people unaccounted for after house fire in Buxton - Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Dallas Rescue Squad Chief honored for a half century of service - Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
State inspection results in higher rating for Pembroke Fire Department - Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Carteret County Emergency Services announces Smoke Alarm Program - Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Davidson Fire Department chief to step down - Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:27:07 GMT
Both sides moving again after fiery tanker crash shuts down I-26 in Polk County - Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Update: Last of Clayton firefighters hospitalized for COVID-19 returns home - Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:49:21 GMT
Car fire causes massive flames at Winston-Salem home - Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:23:47 GMT
Summerfield Fire Department pushes for fire hydrant installation - Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:41:09 GMT

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