Public Health & Safety

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 owners to discuss ongoing mosquito control efforts and Zika preparedness in Orange County.

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...

Orange County Celebrates Building Safety Month

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...

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....