If you are an Orange resident in need of a smoke alarm - visit the Orange Fire Marshal`s office website for the free detector program. This program is both Fire Marshal and Fire Department install detectors at no charge to the residents of Orange.
The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary provides non-firefighting support to the department, including fundraising, social functions and/or rehab. We were formed in 1995, and currently have 25 members. Meetings are held nine times per year at Station 1. One of those meetings is our Annual Dinner meeting, held at the restaurant of our choice. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month starting at 7:30 PM. Afterwards, we enjoy coffee and dessert.
Most of what we do is fundraising. We have 6 major fundraisers: February is our Pancake Supper held at Chip's Restaurant; March is the Chili Supper; June is the Pancake Breakfast, we have a pie sale at the carnival, and December is our Holiday Bake Sale at Treat Farm and also Santa's Helper. We occasionally bake or host an event for the Fire Department such as the Memorial Day Parade.
If you are interested in joining the Auxiliary, please feel free to come to any meeting. You will be able to see what we are all about so you can decide if this is something you would like to do. We also value your input. Should you decide to join, annual dues are $5.00 and there is a $5.00 application fee made payable to OVFD Aux. I will also be happy to email an application to you.
We look forward to seeing you.
Lynn Knight, Vice President