Orange County Fire Rescue

Orange County Fire Rescue is the largest fire and rescue department in Central Florida. Created in 1981, we are celebrating our 35th anniversary. We are a young, progressive department governed by the core values of Duty, Respect and Integrity.

Prior to 1981, Orange County was served by 14 separate Fire Control Districts. Dedicated volunteer members hosted activities such as pancake breakfasts, BBQs and charity event to raise sufficient operating funds for service delivery. With the growing population and influx of tourists, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners realized a need for restructuring and passed House Bill 1222 on June 1, 1981, consolidating the Districts and unifying the community into a single collaborative fire rescue force.  

Today, we serve more than 990,000 citizens and visitors and respond to nearly 115,000 calls for service annually. The mission of the Orange County Fire and 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.

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @OCFireRescue.

Orlando Fire Department

Established in 1885, the Orlando Fire Department began as a group of dedicated volunteers. Operating as “Orlando Hook and Ladder Company No. 1”, “Orlando Hose Company No. 1”, and “Mechanics Hose and Engine Company No. 2”, these men proudly served to protect the lives and property of the 1,666 citizens of Orlando.

Today, the more than 500 men and women of the Orlando Fire Department proudly continue this tradition with 17 Firehouses serving a population of more than 255,000 people within a 114 square mile area.  In 2015, the Orlando Fire Department responded to more than 60,000 emergency incidents ranging from fires and emergency medical calls to rescue and other emergency-type incidents. The Orlando Fire Department is in the top 1% of more than 47,000 rated fire departments in the United States.

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @OrlandoFireDept.