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IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1


About Emergency Services

Emergency Services is the Orange County Department charged with providing help and support to the citizens and visitors of Orange County during times of personal and large-scale emergency.  In addition, Emergency Services is responsible for coordinating the response efforts of the various agencies that act in an emergency capacity on the day-to-day level as well as during major catastrophic events. 

The department is organized into four (4) mission areas by the services provided.  Overall leadership of Emergency Services is provided by the Director who is responsible for all of the ongoing operations of the department.  Each of the four (4) mission areas is led by an Assistant Chief and his or her staff.

Ethos and Core Values

Telecommunications

This division provides Enhanced 9-1-1 call services for Orange County. The Telecommunications Center is the public safety answering point and is the link for citizens to access law enforcement and emergency service agencies.  The telecommunications center is fully staffed 24 hours of every day.

Fire Marshal

The Emergency Services Fire Marshal Office is responsible for enforcing the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code, conducting fire inspections, reviewing plans for new building construction, fire/arson investigations, county fire department coordination, hazardous materials response, and SARA Title III reporting in the unincorporated areas of Orange County.  The Fire Marshal's office operates during business hours for routine services, but is on call 24 hour every day.

Emergency Medical Services

Nicknamed "EMS", Emergency Medical Services crews assess and treat medical emergencies throughout Orange county and transport sick and injured patients to area hospitals when necessary.  EMS is staffed 24 hours of every day. Care is provided according to the treatment protocols (warning: this links to a very large .pdf file).

Emergency Management

Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating Orange County's preparation for and response to emergency situations.  To adequately address these potential threats, whether manmade or natural, the Emergency Services Department maintains the County's emergency management framework, which outlines emergency response functions.

When Orange County activates the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), staff works with County departments as well as various city, state and federal agencies to respond effectively and quickly to provide for the continuity of services to the public.

To contact Emergency Services:

Telephone: 919-245-6100
Fax: 919-732-8130 

24-hour Phone: 919-732-5063

By Mail

PO Box 8181

Hillsborough, NC 27278

Administrative Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

 


 

Organizational Structure

Director James Groves

Emergency Management

Kirby Saunders

Emergency Management Coordinator

Emergency Medical Services

Kim Woodward
Operations Manager - Emergency Medical Services

Fire Marshal Division

 

 

Jason B. Shepherd

Orange County Fire Marshal

David Sykes
Assistant Orange County Fire Marshal
Elizabeth Gregory
Assistant Orange County Fire Marshal

Telecommunications

 

 

 

Dinah Jeffries
Operations Manager - 9-1-1 Communications
Kevin Medlin
9-1-1 Communications Data Manager
Darren Strickland
Wireless 9-1-1 Coordinator

Administrative & Support Staff

 

 

 

Lysa May
Administrative Services
Doris Cecil
Administrative Services
Tameka Tisdale-Williams
Administrative Services