Oak Ridge Fire and Rescue Company

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01/12/2016 -

Department Name: Oak Ridge Fire and Rescue Company

County: Guilford


Type Department: Combination

Structure: Volunteer Private 501 C3

ISO: 6

Number of Stations: 2

Number of Apparatus: 8 Pumpers, 3 Tankers, 2 Specialty: 3

Do you provide EMS? Yes. What type? BLS

Annual Budget: $1.2 million

Area Covered Square miles: 27

Population: 9500

Total Runs: 795 Fire: 418 EMS: 377

Chief: Steve Simmons

Chief Officers: Asst. Chief Sam Anders, Asst. Chief Tim Frazier

Other Officers: 1 Captain and 4 Lt.

Number of Members: 35 Paid: 16 Volunteer:19

Address: 8325 Linville Rd Oak Ridge, NC 27310

Website: Oakridgencfire.com

Phone: 336-643-3783

Community Outreach:

Teach CPR classes to public, Smoke Alarm installation program, permanent child safety seat checking station, fire and life safety programs on request

Top Two concerns in your community:

Growing senior citizen population and meeting community growth and expectations

What are you doing for fund raising? Annual barbeque

What upgrades will you make in your department this year?

Replace five sets of turnout gear, replace service vehicle, replace Thermal Imaging Cameras, remodel station kitchen, hire a full time FLSE.

What special hazards or unique businesses in your community?

Natural gas pipeline through the district, elementary school, middle school, high school, community college campus and military school

What We’re Doing

We continually strive to understand and meet the community risks of our growing district. This includes increasing education and an ever changing emergency response. Not only public education, but keeping our members up to date on the latest trends in the fire service, allowing for the safest working environment for our members.

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