Fire Rescue

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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...

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

What has nine bays, 10 technicians, a $9.3 million budget and is responsible for keeping 388 vehicles of all shapes and sizes up and...

Current photo of Carla McClendon

Black History Month Spotlight: First Black Female Municipal Fire Safety Inspector in Orange County

Almost 40 years ago, a social worker talked to students about having the heart to serve others at an Evans High School’s Career Day....

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, 2019,...

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...