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.
New ORFD Tanker 15 has arrived
The Oak Ridge Fire Department is pleased to announce their new pumper tanker has arrived and is currently being fitted out for use. The tools and equipment the new Tanker 51 needs to have installed are being mounted into the compartments, as well as the MCT and headphones for communications. The new Tanker 15 is slotted for operational use at the end of September.
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.