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.
Accepting Applications for Full-Time Firefighter Positions
You can access the online Oak Ridge Fire Department Firefighter application here.
Volunteers Urgently Needed
If you are older than 18 years of age and interested in serving your community, then the Oak Ridge Fire Department is looking for you. If your interested in coming out and volunteering, please swing by Station 15 and pick up an application or fill it out here and email it to Gale Long.
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.