Public Health & Safety

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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 November, OCFRD welcomed Class 91, which includes 66 aspiring firefighters, half of whom are of Hispanic, Black or Asian descent. Also, 19 of the 66 new recruits are female, which means […]

Keeping it Wheel: Orange County Honors Employees at Curbside Ceremonies during COVID-19

It’s been said that necessity is the mother of innovation—and that’s exactly what Orange County’s Human Resources has had to do to honor employees...

Learning the ‘RITE’ Way: Orange County Public Safety Hosts Racial Intelligence Training for All Public Safety Agencies in the County

These are tense times for many who wear a badge. In an effort to equip its public safety personnel with the emotional and social...

Orange County Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine – Freezers Ready for Hundreds of Thousands of Doses

In anticipation of an effective COVID-19 vaccine available to the public, Orange County has purchased cold storage devices, including ultra-cold storage freezers that can...

Orange County Animal Services Seeks Forever Home for Tonka

Tonka (A450668) was surrendered to Orange County Animal Services on April 15, 2020. Since then, he has been adopted and returned twice, through no...

Clearing Up Confusion about Types of COVID-19 Testing

Since late April 2020, Orange County Health Services has been rotating locations throughout the County each week to offer free COVID-19 testing to all...

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...

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...

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...

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...