Located in beautiful Oak Ridge, North Carolina, the Oak Ridge Fire Department has nine full-time employees and twenty volunteer firefighters. Because Oak Ridge provides service to more than 4000 residents over approximately 15 square miles, we have two full service stations. We are an ISO rated department with a rating of "6", and we are always looking for a "few good men and women" to volunteer to help us help your neighbors.
Contact the Oak Ridge Fire Department at 336-643-3783 if you are interested in volunteering.
ORFD Mission Statement
To minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fire, medical emergencies and other disasters through prevention, education, fire suppression, emergency medical service and emergency preparedness. This will be accomplished in the most cost effective manner with maximum utilization of all available resources, never sacrificing the safety of our members.
The Oak Ridge Fire Department held their annual steak supper on January 16th and recognized two very deserving firefighters with awards. Congratulations to Josh Wood for being awarded the 2015 Oak Ridge Fire Department Rookie of the Year and to Asst. Chief Sam Anders for being awarded the 2015 Oak Ridge Fire Department Firefighter of the Year. Assistant Chief Anders and Josh were voted on by a committee of their peers and were recognized for their hard work, leadership and dedication to Oak Ridge Fire Department in 2015. Congratulations again to you both.
The Oak Ridge Fire Department responded with 8 additional fire departments on December 22, 2012 for a reported structure fire at the Gideon Grove United Methodist Church. First on scene units reported heavy fire and smoke conditions with fire showing through the roof. Over 75 firefighters battled the fire until the early hours of Sunday morning, when the fire was extinguished.