Featured Stories

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

What has nine bays, 10 technicians, a $9.3 million budget and is responsible for keeping 388 vehicles of all shapes and sizes up and running? If you answered Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s Fleet Services (OCFR), you’re correct. However, there’s much more to keeping the fleet tuned-up than meets the eye.

“The role of the 10 fire apparatus technicians and fleet staff are critical to the success of our overall lifesaving mission,” said Orange County Fire Chief James M. Fitzgerald . “They are literally the cog in the wheel that keeps us running.”

Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Shelby Craig, who works to keep our drinking water safe, took an untraditional path on her way to becoming a senior chemist for Orange...

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Old and New Merge to Make Azalea Park an Enduring Neighborhood

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Old and New Merge to Make Azalea Park an Enduring Neighborhood

Created from the remains of a private air field, Azalea Park is situated in the middle of the hustle and bustle of modern-day Orange...

Forum on Vaping Highlights Health Risks for Adolescents

Forum on Vaping Highlights Health Risks for Adolescents

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings welcomed doctors from Nemours Children’s Health System during a community forum and panel discussion on vaping, which was held on...

Community & Services

Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Shelby Craig, who works to keep our drinking water safe, took an untraditional path on her way to becoming a senior chemist for Orange County.

Often, career paths can be winding roads and such was...

Black History Month Spotlight: First Black Female Municipal Fire Safety Inspector in Orange County

Almost 40 years ago, a social worker talked to students about having the heart to serve others at an Evans High School’s Career Day. One student, Carla McClendon, had a life-changing conversation with the...

A kitten named Coco

The Foster Factor: Orange County Animal Services Offers Program for Kittens to be Adoption Ready

For Orange County Animal Services, offering a foster care program that places pets in temporary homes until ready for adoption saves thousands of lives every year. Animal Services relies heavily on foster parents and their expertise to help animals, especially kittens, that would not otherwise thrive at the shelter due to being sick, injured,...

Public Health & Safety

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

What has nine bays, 10 technicians, a $9.3 million budget and is responsible for keeping 388 vehicles of all shapes and sizes up and running? If you answered Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s Fleet...

Forum on Vaping Highlights Health Risks for Adolescents

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings welcomed doctors from Nemours Children’s Health System during a community forum and panel discussion on vaping, which was held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Board of County Commissioners’ Chambers.  The event was held to answer questions regarding the health risks, symptoms, and what parents and teens need to...

Hamming it Up: Amateur Radio Operators Provide Vital Service to Orange County Residents

During a natural or man-made disaster, successful communication is critical to the safety of everyone. Fortunately, Orange County Government’s Emergency Management ensures all residents are kept informed. A critical part of these efforts are amateur radio, also known as ham radio, whose operators can still communicate if power goes down.

Orange County Amateur Radio Emergency...

Business

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Old and New Merge to Make Azalea Park an Enduring Neighborhood

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Old and New Merge to Make Azalea Park an Enduring Neighborhood

Created from the remains of a private air field, Azalea Park is situated in the middle of the hustle and bustle of modern-day Orange...

Top Takeaways: The 2020 State of I-Drive is Dynamic

Top Takeaways: The 2020 State of I-Drive is Dynamic

There is a strong appeal to International Drive, whether it is the impressive economic and tourism impact, its educational opportunities, or its diversity in...

Amazon Alexa

Alexa Users Can Now “Ask Orange County”

Orange County Government in Florida now offers “Ask Orange County Government” app/skill through Amazon’s Alexa –– a virtual assistant capable of voice interaction. The...