Located in beautiful Oak Ridge, North Carolina, the Oak Ridge Fire Department has 16 full-time employees and 15 volunteer firefighters. Because Oak Ridge provides service to more than 9000 residents over approximately 26 square miles, we have two full service stations. We are an ISO rated department with a rating of “4”, 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.
Oak Ridge Fire Department wants to remind you to be safe this holiday season, please be aware of the dangers from open flames, trip and fall hazards, weather conditions, and space heaters. Never fuel your space heater with gasoline, and keep open flames away from live Christmas trees. Be diligent about watering live Christmas trees and never let your tree dry out.
Gideon Grove Church Fire
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. The video from this fire can be seen in the player on this page.