Fire Rescue

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Pink Engines Ignite Buzz: Orange County Fire Rescue Rolls Out Specialty Units in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The presence of a pink fire engine has become a traditional sighting across Central Florida for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Orlando Health’s parade of pink...

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Serving up Fire Safety for National Fire Prevention Week

Kitchen fires continue to be the number one cause of house fires and home fire injuries. This year, Orange County Fire Rescue joins the...

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Orange County Fire Rescue Team Helps Weather Storm Despite Pandemic Challenges

On August 26, 2020 the Central Florida Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Force 4 (TF4) deployed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, just ahead of...

Labor Day Grill

“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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Orange County Firefighter Encourages Asian Community to Consider Public Service

The Orange County Fire Rescue Department (OCFRD) is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks.  Joining the recruitment campaign...

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...

Orange County Family Services Program Manager Ben Pacquin hands a free PPE kit to a local small business at a designed drive-through pick-up location.

We Got You Covered: Orange County Government Distributes Free PPE during COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of Orange County Government’s strategy to keep residents safe during the coronavirus pandemic, free personal protective equipment (PPE) was handed out to...

Faulty Smoke Alarms “Spark” Fire Safety Program in Orange County

Faulty Smoke Alarms “Spark” Fire Safety Program in Orange County

The National Fire Protection Association reports almost three out of five home fire deaths happened in residences with no smoke alarms or no working...