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“Well Done” Grilling Safety Tips this Labor Day from Orange County Fire Rescue

Labor Day was founded more than a century ago to celebrate the hard work and achievements of American workers – and that’s worth celebrating...

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College Kids Help Keep Elementary School Students Covered – Orange County Donates 10K Face Coverings to their Efforts

While schoolchildren begin in-person classes this week, masks are required. Some local college kids are helping keep our Orange County kiddos covered through a...

Orange County Corrections Department Serves as Model Jail

Orange County Corrections Department Serves as Model Jail

Impressed with the Orange County jail operations and physical layout, members of the Pasco County Jail Expansion Team paid a visit to get an...

Behind the Scenes: Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Sign Interpreters

Behind the Scenes: Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Sign Interpreters

Among the familiar faces at Orange County Government’s COVID-19 updates (nearly 60 conferences and counting so far since March 2020) are American Sign Language...

Orange County Division of Building Safety Launches Remote Inspections

Orange County Division of Building Safety Launches Remote Inspections

To keep individuals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Government’s Division of Building Safety will now offer remote permit inspections to licensed contractors...

Orange County Studio “Rows with It” Safely during COVID-19 Pandemic: “It was the lifeline we needed,” says Owner

Orange County Studio “Rows with It” Safely during COVID-19 Pandemic: “It was the lifeline we needed,” says Owner

Like many small businesses, a lot of hard work had gone into launching Orange County indoor rowing studio Live2Row. The Ocoee-based fitness enterprise opened...

Chief Lauraleigh Avery at Orange County’s Emergency Operations Center

New Emergency Manager Preparing Orange County to Meet All Public Safety Challenges

When Lauraleigh Avery was appointed Orange County Emergency Manager by Mayor Jerry L. Demings on June 2, 2020, it had historic overtones. She is...

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Orange County’s Hurricane Prep in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

This hurricane season, balancing tropical storm threats with the reality of COVID-19 represents a serious challenge, but one for which Orange County’s Office of...

A father and his son. The young child is sitting on his father's shoulders.

Fitness Tips for Father’s Day Amid COVID-19

As families come together for Father’s Day – either in person or virtually – it is an opportunity to recognize men and the important...