Incidents
'2018' '2017'
Jan 212 144
Feb 161 155
Mar 150 145
Apr 168 162
May 168 163
Jun 161
Jul 157
Aug 176
Sep 156
Oct 185
Nov 160
Dec 192
Total 859 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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No Caption 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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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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Now Accepting Applications For Full Time Employment

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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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
Graham fire call uncovers marijuana grow operation - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:46:03 GMT
Caswell Beach Fire Department to gain resources from merger with Southport - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:51:14 GMT
8 racehorses die in Robeson County barn fire - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Burlington firefighters, N.C. fire marshal to install smoke alarms - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:49:10 GMT
Fire 'extensively damages' condos in High Point; one firefighter treated - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:52:13 GMT
Wilmington family donates home for controlled burn to honor late father's memory - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:16:58 GMT
Firefighters battle commercial fire near Mt. Airy News building - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:37:32 GMT
Girl shocked when lightning strikes near Elm City home - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 02:35:32 GMT
Garage fire spreads, damaging Holly Springs home, officials say - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:40:22 GMT
Annual fire truck show to be held at NC Transportation Museum in Spencer - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:55:48 GMT
Man dies after being pinned between camper, truck at campground in Rowan County - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 22:10:59 GMT
Valdese Police and Fire Department building cracking from winter freeze - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 22:52:55 GMT
Raleigh: Firefighters blame local lawmaker for stalling bill that could provide live-saving benefits - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:45:44 GMT
Pharmaceutical company donates funds to Wilmington Fire Department, money to pay for cancer screening - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:48:15 GMT
Firefighters extinguish overnight West Asheville restaurant fire - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:19:34 GMT
Stanly County: Funeral arrangements announced for teen firefighter killed in wreck - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:26:56 GMT
Man rescued after roof collapses on him in Rowan County - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:45:25 GMT
1 dead in Winston-Salem house fire - Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:40:10 GMT
Child playing with lighter starts a fire in Durham a day after fatal Johnston County blaze, firefighters say - Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:48:02 GMT
Pender County home destroyed after lightning strike sparks fire - Tue, 12 Jun 2018 04:12:53 GMT

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