Chief Brian Beechner, 407-342-9270, Brian.Beechner@ocfl.net
Ashley Gipson, 407-627-8216, Ashley.Gipson@ocfl.net

Orange County Fire Rescue Makes a Splash at SEA LIFE Orlando with Educational Underwater Dive Shows on April 7

WHO: SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium will host two underwater educational Dive Talks with guest speakers from Orange County Fire Rescue’s Dive Team. Dressed in full gear, including waterproof microphones, members of the Dive Team will go underwater in the exhibits alongside thousands of sea creatures and fish. Orange County Fire Rescue’s Dive Team will speak to children about the many ways first responders help the community.

WHAT: This family-friendly event is part of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium’s month-long celebration of first responders. It is an opportunity for first responders to showcase their many capabilities and inspire future generations of firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and rescue divers.

“There are so many ways in which we respond with help when people need us most. It’s great to be a part of an initiative that connects us with the community, while also thanking first responders,” said Orange County Fire Rescue Chief Otto Drozd III.

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Dive Talks at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sea Life Orlando, inside I-Drive 360

8449 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32819

INTERVIEW:   Lt. Brandon Allen, Rescue Diver  

PHOTO OPPS: Dive Team

Static Display of Dive Equipment

Fire engine on-site

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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