Public Health & Safety

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 $10,000 to assist childcare centers with installing safety barriers in front of their buildings. On April 9, 2014, a car crashed into a daycare center in Orange County, resulting in the […]

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,...

Orange County Hosts Zika Information Session

Orange County Hosts Zika Information Session

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Director of Health Services Dr. Chris Hunter hosted a Zika informational session with local commercial business...

Orange County Firefighter Receives State EMS Award

Orange County Firefighter Receives State EMS Award

Orange County Fire Rescue Firefighter EMT Ryan Allen was awarded with the State EMS Award, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Year on July...

White House Administration Visits Orange County to Discuss Local Zika Preparedness Efforts

White House Administration Visits Orange County to Discuss Local Zika Preparedness Efforts

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Director of Health Services Dr. Chris Hunter, along with members of Mosquito Control recently met with...

Orange County Hosts Roundtable on Emergency  Preparedness with Central Florida Communicators

Orange County Hosts Roundtable on Emergency Preparedness with Central Florida Communicators

Communication professionals from Central Florida gathered at Orange County’s Emergency Operations Center on June 8 to discuss disaster preparedness. Hurricane season began on June...