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Orange County Fire Rescue Team Helps Weather Storm Despite Pandemic Challenges

On August 26, 2020 the Central Florida Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Force 4 (TF4) deployed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, just ahead of Hurricane Laura. The category 4 hurricane was forecast to bring catastrophic storm surge and heavy winds upon making landfall.

When the state of Louisiana requested emergency resources – particularly teams with swift water rescue capability – Region 5 Statewide Emergency Response Plan (SERP) coordinator and Division Chief of Orange County Fire Rescue Michael Wajda quickly mobilized the team in preparation for deployment.

Mayor Demings speaks at Madison Landing's groundbreaking at a podium

Orange County Government Supports New Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors

A new elderly affordable housing development – Madison Landing – recently broke ground, less than two miles southwest of Mall at Millenia at 5800...

Orange County Non-Profit Safety Grants Make Positive Impacts in Community

Orange County Non-Profit Safety Grants Make Positive Impacts in Community

The newly acquired Non-Profit Safety Grants will make a positive impact on Orange County. The grants, which will be distributed throughout the community by...

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College Kids Help Keep Elementary School Students Covered – Orange County Donates 10K Face Coverings to their Efforts

While schoolchildren begin in-person classes this week, masks are required. Some local college kids are helping keep our Orange County kiddos covered through a...

Community & Services

Video Visitation Successfully Reopens after Nearly Six-Month Closure

The Video Visitation Center at the Orange County Jail successfully reopened on September 21. Visitation by family and friends had been suspended since March 25 due to the pandemic. Attorneys were still able to...

Census Deadline Fast Approaching: Orange County Offers Efficient Census Kiosks

Orange County Government is offering Census kiosks located in the County’s neighborhood community centers. You can visit one of the kiosks and fill out the 10-question Census if you have not already. The Census...

Mayor Demings speaks at Madison Landing's groundbreaking at a podium

Orange County Government Supports New Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors

A new elderly affordable housing development – Madison Landing – recently broke ground, less than two miles southwest of Mall at Millenia at 5800 S. Rio Grande Avenue in Orlando.

The majority of the units will be affordable to low-income seniors making 60 percent or less of Orange County’s Area Median Income.

Public Health & Safety

The fire chief fist-bumping a firefighter

Orange County Fire Rescue Team Helps Weather Storm Despite Pandemic Challenges

On August 26, 2020 the Central Florida Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Force 4 (TF4) deployed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, just ahead of Hurricane Laura. The category 4 hurricane was forecast to bring...

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Orange County Firefighter Encourages Asian Community to Consider Public Service

The Orange County Fire Rescue Department (OCFRD) is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks.  Joining the recruitment campaign is OCFRD paramedic Joshua Ritter, who is passionate about bringing in more firefighters of Asian descent like himself.

“When I became a firefighter 15 years ago, I was in the extreme...

Hurricane Isaias Update

Key Takeaways for Hurricane Isaias | July 31, 2020

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Mayor Jerry L. Demings wearing a face mask.

Orange County Has ‘Got You Covered’ during COVID-19 Pandemic

By Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings

Wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic is not a political statement or a personal opinion.  It is...

mother in a car adjusting a child seat with a baby in it.

Safely Seated: Orange County Fire Rescue Offers Free Car Seat Safety Checkpoints

It’s a proven fact car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car seats...

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Orange County Convention Center Hosts Together Again Expo

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) welcomed its first trade show under modified operations on July 24, 2020. The Together Again Expo, hosted in...