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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

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)

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)

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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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)

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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RSS Feed for Daily Dispatch: North Carolina News
Person found dead after RV fire in Morganton parking lot - Thu, 01 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Volunteer firefighter from Warren County receives support from fellow firefighters after house fire - Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:19:44 GMT
Firefighters respond to burning apartment in Thomasville - Thu, 01 Oct 2020 13:26:08 GMT
Johnston County consolidating EMS services, forcing 2 longtime providers out - Wed, 30 Sep 2020 04:23:23 GMT
Hillsborough Fire Marshal to Retire - Wed, 30 Sep 2020 02:13:23 GMT
Fire damages businesses in Durham strip mall - Wed, 30 Sep 2020 04:23:28 GMT
'Cat' the dog is the first Charlotte Fire Department K-9 therapy graduate - Wed, 30 Sep 2020 03:05:19 GMT
Jacksonville fire station’s donation feeds over 400 students - Wed, 30 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
9 people displaced, 4 units heavily damaged in Durham apartment fire - Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Property owners could save money following Hickory Fire Department achievement - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:18:07 GMT
Wilmington Fire Department holds forum to address social issues - Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:11:41 GMT
Smoke inside Asheville school prompts evacuation on first day back to in-person learning - Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Three China Grove firefighters injured after engine overturns - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 18:38:32 GMT
100+ firefighters extinguish large fire at former school in Wendell - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
'Biggest parade in town history' held for Clayton firefighter Jason Dean after losing month-long battle to COVID-19 - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:42:59 GMT
Firefighters stop blaze in Atlantic Beach - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Surf City Fire Department says swimmer drowned - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
2 injured in Durham duplex fire, multiple people displaced, officials say - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:29:45 GMT
Sirens in Clayton will honor firefighter who died from COVID-19 - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:53:46 GMT
Follow up: Winston-Salem rookie firefighter talks about leading the firefight at apartment fire - Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:44:03 GMT

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