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.