Public Health & Safety

Orange County Celebrates Building Safety Month

Orange County Government’s Division of Building Safety in conjunction with the International Code Council (ICC) celebrated Building Safety Month (BSM) in May. This year’s theme was Building Codes: Driving Growth through Innovation, Resilience and Safety.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Testifies at  U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Heroin Epidemic

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Testifies at U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Heroin Epidemic

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and...

Orange County Urges Pet Owners to Prepare Ahead of Storm Season

Orange County Urges Pet Owners to Prepare Ahead of Storm Season

Rain or shine, no matter the season, pet owners should be prepared with extra supplies and a plan of action for their pets in...

Emergency Preparedness for Orange County’s Special Needs Community

Emergency Preparedness for Orange County’s Special Needs Community

The damage caused by forces of nature such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods can present real challenges for Orange County citizens who have physical,...

Orange County Encourages Citizens to  Review, Reboot, Be Ready at Free Hurricane Expo on June 4

Orange County Encourages Citizens to Review, Reboot, Be Ready at Free Hurricane Expo on June 4

With hurricane season fast approaching, now is the time for Central Floridians to ensure that families are prepared in the event of storm. Although...

OCFR with two women and a child

Special Delivery: Orange County Fire Rescue 911 Dispatcher Answers the Call

When Orange County Fire Rescue dispatcher Rene Cheek answered an early morning 911 call on November 2015, she had no idea what to expect....

Orange County Joins Wayne Densch Charities, Florida Hospital and Ability Housing to Make Major Housing Announcement Addressing Homelessness

Orange County Joins Wayne Densch Charities, Florida Hospital and Ability Housing to Make Major Housing Announcement Addressing Homelessness

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and leaders with Wayne Densch Charities, Florida Hospital and Ability Housing announced major funding and new partnerships that will...

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Summit Highlights Orange County’s Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Commission

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Summit Highlights Orange County’s Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Commission

In honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month, members of Orange County’s Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Commission hosted a Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment...

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Testifies Before U.S. Congressional Committee on Heroin Epidemic

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Testifies Before U.S. Congressional Committee on Heroin Epidemic

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee Oversight and Government Reform on March 22 as a key witness...

Orange County Fire Rescue Continues Partnership with International Paramedic Students

Orange County Fire Rescue Continues Partnership with International Paramedic Students

Paramedic students from Criti Care, Inc., of Winnipeg Manitoba, returned to Orange County Fire Rescue for their annual ride along the week of Feb....