Incidents
'2018' '2017'
Jan 212 144
Feb 161 155
Mar 150 145
Apr 162
May 163
Jun 161
Jul 157
Aug 176
Sep 156
Oct 185
Nov 160
Dec 192
Total 523 1956

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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Outdoor Burning Safety Tips

Member Chris Cardwell, April 13

The weather has warmed up and Spring cleaning is upon us. There have been several wildfires this month already due to high winds and low humidity levels. Below are some safety tips to follow when open burning. Be sure local ordinances are observed and permits are obtained before open burning.

To prevent the spread of fires started to burn brush and debris, keep in mind the following precautions:

- ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Southern Country Inn - Training Burn

Member Chris Cardwell, March 25

Fire Departments from around Orange County participated in a Live Burn on 3/24/18 at the Southern Country Inn. Over 80 firefighters participated and learned elements of fire behavior, crew operations, fire suppression and pump operations.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Destroys Old Restaurant

Member Chris Cardwell, January 04

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (WTVD) -- Firefighters battled a massive fire at a vacant seafood restaurant Wednesday off Groucho Road in Eno Fire District (Orange County) .
The fire started about 1 p.m. in the back of the building, which is just off of US 70.
The warehouse used to be an old seafood restaurant but later became a storage space to sell appliances.
For most of the afternoon, firefighters had a tough ... (Full Story)


 
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Member Jeff Holden, October 16

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)

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Board of Directors Annual Meeting

Member Chris Cardwell, June 19

ORFD will be hosting their Annual Board of Directors Meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday 6/20) @ 6:30pm. Elections will be held for open board positions with snacks provided. All Orange Rural Fire District property owners are urged to attend.

Location: Station 1, 206 S. Churton St. Hillsborough... (Full Story & Photos)

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RSS Feed for Daily Dispatch: North Carolina News
New Elkin fire chief named - Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:02:47 GMT
Flames, smoke visible in north Charlotte house fire - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:51:24 GMT
Fire Chief: Car T-boned by train in Haywood County - Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:57:57 GMT
Fire Truck Festival in Asheville helps raise awareness of serious issue firefighters face - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:17:46 GMT
Fire badly damages three businesses in Robeson County town - Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:26:10 GMT
Moore County man airlifted after falling out of moving truck, being impaled by metal rack - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:20:17 GMT
Woodfin brush fire burns 50 acres, put out Sunday afternoon - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:43:53 GMT
Firefighters respond to two structure fires in New Hanover County - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:09:24 GMT
Kannapols Fire Department hosts regional health and wellness program - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:19:58 GMT
Fire destroys home in western Buncombe County - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:29:37 GMT
Jacksonville talks firefighter training at budget workshop - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:31:55 GMT
Carolina Beach firefighters save bulldog from burning home - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:33:39 GMT
Woman rushed to hospital after firefighters pull her from burning Gaston Co. home - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:42:50 GMT
Man dies in Bladenboro fire - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:49:57 GMT
One displaced after Huntersville home catches fire - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:07:11 GMT
Corvette, pride flag lit on fire in middle of night, Charlotte man caught the whole thing on video - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Private ambulance provider looks to expand into Buncombe County - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:15:37 GMT
Winston-Salem firefighter saves dog from fire the day after losing her dog to cancer - Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:43:28 GMT
Jacksonville considering advanced EMT training for firefighters - Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:44:15 GMT
Early morning fire destroys part of Statesville home - Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:20:56 GMT

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