Fire Rescue

A boy smiling while wearing a firefighter's helmet. His family stands in the background.

Orange County Fire Rescue Celebrates Graduation of 87th Recruit Class and Promotion Ceremony

Orange County Fire Rescue recently added 28 new firefighter recruits to its ranks. A formal graduation and badge-pinning ceremony was held September 20,...

Technician holding a scanning device as she scans a female firefighter

Female Firefighters Team up with Researchers for a Lifesaving Fit

Personal protective gear, also known as bunker gear, is what firefighters wear when entering a fire scene or other potentially dangerous situation. While fit...

Inside of a Fire Station, firefighter Jason Wheat smiles while holding his Firefighter of the Year Award. Fire Chief Otto Drodz and other leaders smile as Jason walks towards the podium.

Orange County Fire Rescue Department Firefighter Named 2018 Florida Firefighter of the Year

The Florida State Firefighters Association (FSFA) presented Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s (OCFRD) Firefighter Jason Wheat with the annual Firefighter of the Year Award....

Five individuals pose for a photo in front of an ambulance. It includes the four good Samaritans who saved the deputy’s life.

Good Samaritans Honored by Orange County for Saving a Local Sergeant’s Life

Four local good Samaritans were recognized today for saving the life of Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Jamie Hoffman from a fiery crash last...

Orange County Fire Rescue Chief Otto Drozd, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and a female graduate from the Fire Rescue academy are standing next to each other posing for a photo.

Orange County Fire Rescue Graduates Most Female Firefighters on Record

The Orange County Fire Rescue Department (OCFRD) swore in Class 84 on Jan. 11, 2019, the third and final class in a series of...

Firefighters standing side by side in front of a fire truck as they listen to a speaker who is not pictured.

Top Newsroom Stories of 2018

In 2018, Orange County experienced historic milestones, accomplishments and successes that will benefit local residents for years to come. Government services continued to be...

Firefighter rappels outside of children's hospital.

Orange County Fire Rescue Deploys Rappelling Elves to Florida Hospital for Children

What better way to embrace the meaning of the holiday season than by having Orange County firefighters, posed as elves, rappel down the external...

Firefighter Steve O leaning on a fire truck inside the station

Orange County Firefighter Beats the Odds and Finds Passion and Purpose

For SteveO Michel, a 26-year-old Orange County Fire and Rescue firefighter and emergency medical technician who grew up in the troubled...

Children and firefighters standing in front of a fire truck

Call to Residents and Organizations: Orange County Mayor’s Adopt A Fire Station

With the help of the Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division, Orange County Fire Rescue will once again participate in Orange County...