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...

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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...

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Orange County Corrections Honors Outstanding Personnel

The Orange County Corrections Department (OCCD) celebrated its semi-annual Awards Ceremony on Feb. 9, 2018 at the Renaissance Community Senior Center in East Orlando....

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Orange County Fire Fighters and Personnel go Door-to-Door to Prevent Heroin-Related Overdoses in Community Hit Hard by Opioid Trend

Since the beginning of 2018, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office alone has responded to more than 156 overdoses, resulting in at least nine deaths....

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs Joins Gov. Rick Scott for Roundtable at Relocated Multi-Agency Resource Disaster Relief Center

Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined a roundtable discussion of ongoing relief efforts for Hurricane Maria evacuees held by Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the relocated...

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs Joins Gov. Rick Scott for Roundtable on Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined a roundtable discussion of ongoing relief efforts for Puerto Rico held by Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the Osceola County...

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Orange County Jail Continues to Help Incarcerated Veterans Find Their Way

Now in its fifth year, the Orange County Corrections Department Armed Forces Dormitory, which opened in November 2012, continues to exceed expectations as a...

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs Joins Gov. Rick Scott to Announce Security Funding for Jewish Day Schools

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined Gov. Rick Scott and City of Maitland Mayor Dale McDonald at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center in...

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A “Bear” Necessity: Orange County Residents Embrace Bear-Resistant Roll Carts

It’s not uncommon for Apopka residents Steven and Jennifer Hamilton to have their trash become a buffet for bears in their neighborhood. Bears’ noses...

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