Public Health & Safety

Orange County Fire Rescue Launches Lifesaving Apps

On Valentine’s Day during National Heart Month, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Fire Rescue (OCFR) partnered with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to launch two lifesaving apps – PulsePoint Respond and PulsePoint AED.

Town of Eatonville Police Department Receives Life Saving Tools from  Orange County Emergency Medical Services

Town of Eatonville Police Department Receives Life Saving Tools from Orange County Emergency Medical Services

Orange County’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Office provided the Town of Eatonville Police Department 12 automated external defibrillators (AED) in January through a grant...

Law Enforcement Investigation | Jan. 9, 2017

Law Enforcement Investigation | Jan. 9, 2017

It is with a very heavy heart that I extend my prayers and condolences to the family of the Orange County deputy killed earlier...

Residents Participate in Orange County Recycles Day Everyone is Invited to “Think 5”

Residents Participate in Orange County Recycles Day Everyone is Invited to “Think 5”

Orange County residents attend Orange County Recycles Day, a family-friendly event that celebrates recycling and the importance of green practices in the community, at...

Orange County Offers Grants for Childcare  Center Vehicle-Impact Safety Barriers

Orange County Offers Grants for Childcare Center Vehicle-Impact Safety Barriers

Orange County Government is encouraging daycares and childcare centers to apply for the Lily Quintus Childcare Center Vehicle Impact Grant, which provides up to...

Hurricane Matthew Veers East of Orange County

Hurricane Matthew Veers East of Orange County

The effects of Hurricane Matthew struck Orange County and the greater Orlando-area during the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. The Category...

Historic SimLEARN Center Opens in Lake Nona

Historic SimLEARN Center Opens in Lake Nona

Orange County ushered in a new era with the historic opening of the Orlando VA Medical Center’s (VAMC) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Simulation Learning,...

Orange County Receives National Training Addressing Substance and Mental Health Issues in Criminal Justice System

Orange County Receives National Training Addressing Substance and Mental Health Issues in Criminal Justice System

Policy Research Associates, Inc. Senior Project Associate Brian Case, M.A., Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Policy Research Associates, Inc. Senior Consultant Patricia Griffin,...

Victim Service Center of Central Florida Recognized for Response to Tragedy

Victim Service Center of Central Florida Recognized for Response to Tragedy

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently hosted a thank you luncheon for the Victim Service Center of Central Florida (VSC) to recognize the staff...

Orange County Strives to Shatter the Stigma

Orange County Strives to Shatter the Stigma

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs hosted members of the media and advocates from the mental health community at Orange County’s Shatter the Stigma event,...