Public Health & Safety

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 on the heroin epidemic sweeping the nation and Central Florida. Florida Congressman John L. Mica conducted the National Oversight Committee Hearing.

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....

Orange County Mosquito Control Continues Effort Against Zika

Orange County Mosquito Control Continues Effort Against Zika

Orange County’s Mosquito Control Division continues to monitor Central Florida’s confirmed cases of the Zika virus and encourages citizens to learn more about the...

Mayor Jacobs and personnel with Belvin Perry, Jr.

Mental Health Facility Honors Respected Judge and Advocate Belvin Perry, Jr.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and nearly 100 local dignitaries, leaders and guests recently gathered at the Central Receiving Center (CRC), for a dedication...

Rainy and windy in Downtown Orlando

Preparing for an Active El Niño Season: Tips from the Orange County Office of Emergency Management

Warmer waters over the eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator and the resulting influence on the atmosphere indicate a strong, and perhaps historic, El...

Orange County Steps Up Pedestrian Safety with Walk-Ride-Thrive!

Orange County Steps Up Pedestrian Safety with Walk-Ride-Thrive!

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently launched Walk-Ride-Thrive!, a pedestrian safety initiative that focuses on creating an environment where local residents, businesses and visitors...

Orange County Highlights Drone Safety at  Eye in the Sky Communicators Meeting

Orange County Highlights Drone Safety at Eye in the Sky Communicators Meeting

The holiday season may bring more eyes in the sky as consumer purchases and interest in drones continue to soar in Central Florida. According...

“Day of Giving” Helps Local Homeless who have Mental Illness

“Day of Giving” Helps Local Homeless who have Mental Illness

On December 16, members of Orange County’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) hosted “Day of Giving,” a holiday celebration for the patrons of Pathways Drop-In...

BCC Heroin Task Force

Orange County Launches Heroin Task Force

Mayor Teresa Jacobs convened the first Heroin Task Force work session on Monday with Sheriff Jerry L. Demings, Deputy County Administrator of Public Safety...

Ribbon cutting for Veterans Surge

Orange County Opens Three-Points Maintenance Unit

Orange County Government and its Public Works Division held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Young Pine Road Three-Points Maintenance Unit on July...