Public Health & Safety

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Serving up Fire Safety for National Fire Prevention Week

Kitchen fires continue to be the number one cause of house fires and home fire injuries. This year, Orange County Fire Rescue joins the National Fire Prevention Association and departments across the nation to highlight National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 – 10, 2020) in sharing tips to help minimize the potential for fire and injury.

For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. At times, cooking takes place in tight spaces and around lots of activity, which can increase the potential for injury or accidental fire. Here are a few tips to minimize the potential fire:

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The Plasma Promise: Frontline Workers Who Beat COVID Donate Plasma to Help Others

You may have heard the term “convalescent plasma therapy” as a new coronavirus buzzword, but doctors have been using it to treat infectious diseases...

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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...

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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...

Eye on Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias Update

Key Takeaways for Hurricane Isaias | July 31, 2020


Orange County COVID-19 Snapshot

Orange County COVID-19 Snapshot

The COVID-19 Dashboard for Orange County, Florida summarizes the latest data relating to Coronavirus cases.

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Local Face Covering Executive Order 2020-25

On June 18, 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings announced an Executive Order 2020-23 Requiring Face Coverings in public places. On June 24,...

Chief Lauraleigh Avery at Orange County’s Emergency Operations Center

New Emergency Manager Preparing Orange County to Meet All Public Safety Challenges

When Lauraleigh Avery was appointed Orange County Emergency Manager by Mayor Jerry L. Demings on June 2, 2020, it had historic overtones. She is...

With COVID-19 Scams on the Rise, Here are Some Tips on How to Avoid Them

With COVID-19 Scams on the Rise, Here are Some Tips on How to Avoid Them

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, fraud schemes to get people’s personal information are on the rise.  The Federal watchdogs...

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Orange County Offering Personal Protective Equipment to Small Businesses to Assist in Economic Recovery

PPE for Small Biz in Orange County, an Orange County Government COVID-19 initiative through the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, will provide personal...