As you will see in the graph below, twelve (12%) percent of all calls responded to were actual fire calls, which is down from fifteen (15%) during the prior year. The Town of Orange experienced a total dollar value of approximately $178,300 (Down from $368,575 the previous year) due to fire or other emergency events. While this number may seem high, it does not reflect the more than $1.5 million in property saved by the efforts of the fire service in town.
False alarms for 2018 accounted for forty-five (45%) percent of all calls for service, which is three (3%) percent less than last year. This number is lower than previous years due to Orange's aggressive fire prevention programs in the Fire Marshal's Office, as well as advanced technology used in emergency fire protection systems.