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Orange County Encourages Residents to Properly Use Sandbags when Preparing for a Hurricane

June 1 marked the beginning of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Orange County residents are encouraged to take a number of storm preparedness steps prior to a hurricane to reduce possible damage to their homes. One of the most effective tools for reducing water intrusion in your home during a hurricane is the proper use […]

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Mental Health Clinicians Participate in Mock Fire Rescue Event to Aid First Responders

Orange County Fire Rescue Department (OCFRD) recently partnered with the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative to host the Clinician Awareness Program. This statewide...

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Local Residents Honored at 2018 Orange County Community Conference

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) recognized several Community Champions and the Distinguished Citizen of the Year at...

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Orange County Encourages Tree Trimming in Preparation for Hurricane Season

June 1 marked the beginning of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. In preparation, Orange County homeowners are being advised to keep their trees trimmed...

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Community & Services

Orange County Encourages Residents to Properly Use Sandbags when Preparing for a Hurricane

June 1 marked the beginning of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Orange County residents are encouraged to take a number of storm preparedness steps prior to a hurricane to reduce possible damage to their homes. One of the most effective tools for reducing water intrusion in your home during a hurricane is the proper use […]

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Local Residents Honored at 2018 Orange County Community Conference

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) recognized several Community Champions and the Distinguished Citizen of the Year at the 2018 Community Conference held on July 14 at the Renaissance Senior Center. For 23 years, the conference has been recognizing outstanding residents and their contributions in Orange County. Col. Edwin […]

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Orange County Encourages Tree Trimming in Preparation for Hurricane Season

June 1 marked the beginning of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. In preparation, Orange County homeowners are being advised to keep their trees trimmed and healthy. If maintained properly, healthy, mature trees can help shield your home during a storm. Keeping them professionally pruned will allow hurricane force winds to pass through them, as this […]

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Public Health & Safety

Mental Health Clinicians Participate in Mock Fire Rescue Event to Aid First Responders

Orange County Fire Rescue Department (OCFRD) recently partnered with the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative to host the Clinician Awareness Program. This statewide initiative provides education on the hazards of fire service and helps clinicians relate to firefighters. The two-day event took place at the Valencia Fire Training Institute in Orange County on June […]

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Boston Strong Survivor Named Honor Athlete in Orange County Fire Rescue 343 Hero Challenge

As a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Lee Ann Yanni is not just strong, she is Boston Strong. In recognition of her strength and resilience, Orange County Fire Rescue firefighters recently named Yanni as their 343 Hero Challenge Honor Athlete. The 343 Hero Challenge is an annual event that combines cross-functional athletic tests […]

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Central Florida Fire Rescue Personnel Boldly Fight Pediatric Cancer at Johnny’s BIG Shave

For the ninth year, Orange County Fire Rescue (OCFR) engineer Steve Kibler embarked on his annual tradition of shaving his head under the watchful guise of family and friends at St. Baldrick’s signature Central Florida event, Johnny’s BIG Shave. Kibler was joined by another 120 “shavees” from his team at OCFR Station 2057 with the […]

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Business

Orange County Government Celebrates Community Collaboration with the National Entrepreneur Center

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the Central Florida business community for the Celebration of Collaboration Breakfast hosted by the National Entrepreneur Center (NEC)...

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Wyndham Destinations Brings 200 New Jobs to Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined Florida Gov. Rick Scott to announce that Wyndham Destinations, Inc. has selected Orange County for their new global...

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs Discusses State of Orange County with West Orange Chamber of Commerce

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was a panelist at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s (WOCC) annual Mayoral Update Luncheon on May 23. The...

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