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General Information

The Orange City Fire Department is one of the twelve departments of the City of Orange, California.  The City is located in northern Orange County near to the east of Disneyland in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.  Last year, the Department responded to over 11,000 incidents.  Training is delivered both in-house and as part of the North Net Joint Powers Agreement with Anaheim and Garden Grove Fire Departments.  Dispatch services are provided by Metro Cities Fire Authority, commonly known as “Metronet.”

Emergency Operations

Firefighters are assigned to eight fire stations.  Those stations contain eight fire engines, one truck company, three rescue ambulances and a chief’s buggy.  The 108 suppression personnel are augmented by 18 staff and administrative personnel to total 126 employees.  Those personnel provide a full range of emergency response and prevention functions to the residents, businesses and visitors to the City of Orange.  The community presents many potential emergencies for which the suppression personnel have to prepare.  The demographics of the community include the following:

·         Low, medium and high-density  residential neighborhoods
·         High rise buildings
·         Freeways
·         Seasonal waterways, including the Santa Ana River and Santiago Creek
·         Wildland-Urban interface
·         Industrial and commercial districts

To prepare for response to these areas, the firefighters spend much of their time training in the following areas and many others:

·         Emergency Medical Response
·         Structural firefighting
·         Urban search and rescue (US&R)
·         Rope rescue and shoring
·         Trench rescue
·         Confined space rescue
·         Swift water rescue
·         Terrorism
·         Multi-casualty incidents
·         Hazardous materials incidents
·         Wildland firefighting
·         High rise firefighting
·         Auto extrication
·         Flammable liquids firefighting

Prevention Services

The Prevention Section provides many services, including the following:

·         plan review
·         fire and life safety inspections
·         fire permit issuance
·         special events inspections
·         new construction inspections
·         fire cause and origin investigations
·         hazardous materials safety inspections
·         State license fire clearances
·         Wildland-urban interface fuel modification and brush clearance enforcement
·         Fire hazard complaint investigations

Please call (714) 288-2541 with any fire prevention related questions Monday through Thursday between 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Please take time to exlore the fire webpages to learn what the Orange City Fire Department is prepared to do to keep you safe.  Should you have any questions, please call (714) 288-2500 Monday through Thursday between 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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