Public Health & Safety

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.”

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...

Amateur radio operators Michel Cauley and John Knott int he EOC

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...

Orange County Master Corrections Officer Geovanie Hernandez has been selected as the 2020 Corrections Officer of the Year

Orange County Master Corrections Officer Honored as the Florida Sheriffs Association 2020 Corrections Officer of the Year

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) is pleased to announce that Orange County Master Corrections Officer Geovanie Hernandez has been selected as the 2020 Corrections...

Mayor Demings and other commission members at the dais

Domestic Violence Commission Reconvened by Mayor Demings

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings recently reconvened the Orange County Domestic Violence Commission. The first meeting was held on Monday, October 21, 2019,...

Photo of the trail camera

Eye in the Sky: Parks and Recreation Division Introduces Surveillance Cameras on Local Trails

As a proactive public safety measure for the community, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division has installed four new surveillance cameras on multi-use pedestrian...

A boy smiling while wearing a firefighter's helmet. His family stands in the background.

Orange County Fire Rescue Celebrates Graduation of 87th Recruit Class and Promotion Ceremony

Orange County Fire Rescue recently added 28 new firefighter recruits to its ranks. A formal graduation and badge-pinning ceremony was held September 20, 2019,...

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Car Cameras Put the Brakes on Careless Driving, Proving Taxpayer Benefit

Orange County has invested in DriveCams, and the payoff has been beneficial to both taxpayers and helping improve safety.

What are DriveCams?
Devices mounted near...

Construction site with garbage piled inside of a large waste bin

Storm Preparation Tip: Secure Construction Job Sites

It is always important that you make a plan and prepare your home and family for the potential arrival of a tropical system or hurricane. It...

Two officers holding two K-9 dogs on a leash as they are sworn in

Orange County Corrections Department Officially Swears in K-9 Officers

The Orange County Corrections Department’s K-9 Officers were asked to raise their paws to be officially sworn in at a ceremony at the Renaissance...