Public Health & Safety

Orange County Fire Rescue Reveals New, More Efficient Engine

Orange County Fire Rescue Reveals New, More Efficient Engine

Two years ago, the Orange County Fire Rescue Department created an Apparatus Committee with the expectation of taking a look at its current apparatus, and specifically its fire engines, in order to find ways to become more efficient. The results were recently revealed in impressive fashion. “Efficiency and safety were our two main goals when […]

Face Masks for All: Million Mask Challenge Group Provides Invaluable Service during the Pandemic

When Andrea Ruiz-Hays started the Million Mask Challenge – WE NEED YOU! Facebook group in March 2020, it was in an attempt to connect...

Contact Tracing: An Important Tool in Fighting COVID-19 as Vaccinations Pick Up

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) is helping slow the spread of COVID-19 in the region by performing contact tracing, a...

A Dose of Truth: COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: What Orange County Residents Need to Know

For up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine myths and facts, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website. COVID-19 Vaccine Myths last updated on 5/17/2021. The...

The Life Saving Convention Center: Serving Essential Public Safety Roles during Local Emergencies

The Orange County Convention Center has become ground zero in the public safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Six days a week, thousands of...

Orange County’s Citizens Safety Task Force Working Hard on Solutions Despite Pandemic

After seven shootings involving children under the age of 17 in the fall of 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings created a Citizens...

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations in Orange County

Individuals can stay updated on the County’s vaccination efforts by visiting ocfl.net/vaccine. Frequently Asked Questions last updated on 12/28/2021. Table of Contents General Information...

Department of Health in Orange County Receives First Shipment of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Orange County, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) received its first shipment of 16,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19...

Want to Visit a Loved One at a Long-Term Care Facility? Here are the Latest Recommendations.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have largely banned families and caregivers from visiting their loved ones. In an...

Orange County’s New Fire Recruits Make History For Diversity

The Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s (OCFRD) newest fire recruits have made history as the most diverse class hired by the Department. This past...