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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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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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No Caption 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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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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No Caption Trench Rescue Class

Member Chris Cardwell, April 12

ORFD Officers are spending the week participating in a Trench Rescue class along with Durham, Chapel Hill, & Eno FD.

Trench rescue is a specialized form of rescue, a subset of confined space rescue. Trench rescue involves shoring up the sides of a trench, and digging a trapped worker out of a collapsed ditch. Trench rescue is one of the most dangerous rescue operations to complete.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Live Fire Training

Member Jeff Holden, March 21

ORFD members participated in live fire training with PSNC in Cary, NC. Participants trained on the physical properties of natural gas, safety and portable fire extinguishers. Members practiced extinguishing fires in situations where PSNC employees were in danger while working on gas utilities. A Huge thank you to PSNC for allowing us to train at their facility, great people to work with! ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RSS Feed for Daily Dispatch: North Carolina News
Hickory Fire Department Captain retires after 18 years - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:14:53 GMT
Firefighters respond to brush fire in Buncombe County - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:31:25 GMT
Two accidents on Highway 11 in Winterville, one car flipped on side - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:35:47 GMT
Connelly Springs: Fire departments from three counties battle warehouse fire - Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:12:27 GMT
‘Very sad situation,’ as families displaced by Raleigh apartment fire, woman says - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:18:27 GMT
Beloved Birthplace of Pepsi employee, former New Bern fire chief passes - Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:35:55 GMT
Large fire at lumber yard warehouse in Burke County - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:38:42 GMT
Charlotte Fire Chief on diversity: 'I want to be inclusive' - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:52:19 GMT
Henderson County Sheriff's office encourages residents to sign up for Smart911 to help first responders - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:15:52 GMT
Ayden home catches fire twice in one month - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:32:17 GMT
Tractor-trailer overturns on I-77 north of uptown Charlotte, blocks several lanes - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:49:41 GMT
Washington: Annual event celebrates legacy of first firefighter killed in state - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:31:43 GMT
Winston-Salem faces $1.7 million gap for 2018-19 budget - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:42 GMT
Stony Point VFD honors hometown heroes - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:45:44 GMT
Adult, child without home after fire in Greensboro - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:47:41 GMT
Charlotte firefighters unite against letter claiming discrimination inside department - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:43:15 GMT
Winston-Salem: Toddler critically injured in ambulance crash has died - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
FOX 46 gets car restored for veteran Charlotte firefighter ripped off by auto shop - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:15:31 GMT
25th Old Ford Fire Department Rodeo benefits volunteer firefighters - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:27:43 GMT
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