Public Health & Safety

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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 guise of family and friends at St. Baldrick’s signature Central Florida event, Johnny’s BIG Shave.

Kibler was joined by another 120 “shavees” from his team at OCFR Station 2057 with the City of Orlando and Seminole County Fire Rescue to honor the memory of his late son Camden, who died after being diagnosed with pediatric cancer in 2008. Camden only lived 160 days, but left a positive and lasting legacy in Central Florida.

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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...

Mayor Jacobs with Gov. Scott at a roundtable on Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

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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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Orlando to help Florida storm survivors. The DRC will be...

Orange County BCC Meeting on October 3 to Include Puerto Rico Relief

Orange County BCC Meeting on October 3 to Include Puerto Rico Relief

County Launches Hurricane Maria Information Page

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Orange County has continued to exhibit our cherished “neighbors serving neighbors” philosophy –...