Mike Jachles, Orange County Fire Rescue Department PIO
407-836-9890
Mike.Jachles@ocfl.net

Firefighters Canvass Assisted Living Facilities: COVID-19 Flyers and Posters Being Distributed

Orange County Fire Rescue Department logoOrange County Fire Rescue (OCFR) began 82 assisted living facility (ALF) visits Wednesday morning to distribute prevention and preparedness information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The information distributed highlights the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations pertaining to long-term healthcare facilities, including steps to minimize transmission of the disease and protect healthcare workers from COVID-19.

Orange County Fire Rescue distributed the printed materials Wednesday morning to the department’s seven regional field captains, who will coordinate with their respective fire stations with the intent to deliver the flyers and posters to all 82 of the ALFs in OCFR’s jurisdiction by day’s end.

MEDIA NOTE: Since this is a dynamic process, you are welcome to call PIO for field unit location for exterior B-roll purposes however, permission to shoot video on private property would need to be given by the respective ALF.

About Orange County Fire Rescue

Orange County Fire Rescue is the largest fire and rescue department in Central Florida. It serves approximately 1,000,000 citizens and visitors and responds to more than 124,000 calls for service annually. The mission of the Orange County Fire Rescue Department is to provide fire suppression, emergency medical and community risk reduction services to ensure our community can enjoy a high quality life and property protection delivered with compassion and integrity. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @OCFireRescue.

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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