Orlando Fire Department News

The City Of Orlando Clarification Regarding Prohibition Of Alcohol Sale During The Pandemic

Following the City of Orlando’s order related to the prohibition of alcohol sales where it is consumed on-premise, the Governor issued an executive order that mirrored the city's prohibition related to a bar, nightclub, and tavern establishments. Additionally, the Governor’s Executive Order, which takes effect at 5 p.m., March 17, 2020, provides specific regulations for restaurants. The City of Orlando, for consistency and to lessen confusion for businesses, will align with the Gove...

Orlando Fire Station And Black Bee Honey Students Build A Beehive On Station One

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill, Fire Chief, Benjamin M. Barksdale Jr., and Black Bee Honey student entrepreneurs to build a beehive at Orlando Fire Station One and announce a new honey product to the Black Bee Honey collection. After the beehive builds, the honey collected from this hive will be used for a new Black Bee Honey product, Flaming Hot Honey, a sweet treat infused with heat from hot peppers. The new product will be available this summer...

Commissioner Sheehan And Orlando Firefighters Build Bikes For Kids

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Orlando District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will join forces with City of Orlando firefighters to build nearly 100 bicycles that will be donated to children, ages five to 15, who live in the Reeves Terrace neighborhood and who have been notified in advance. Commissioner Sheehan and firefighters will turn wrenches and tighten brackets during the bicycle build event to make sure bicycles of all sizes and colors are ready for giving away on Monday, December 21...

The City Of Orlando Announces Re-Opening Of COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the re-opening of the City of Orlando’s rental assistance program, a partnership with Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), which provides support to City of Orlando residents impacted by COVID-19 by providing funding to cover rent payments that have not been made since March 1, 2020. The pre-screening and application process has re-opened.  To date, the program, which originally opened for ten days in September 2020, has provided nearly $700,000 in f...

The City Of Orlando Takes Action To Increase Protection For Their Fire Fighters By Providing Protective Clothing

The City of Orlando is taking action to increase the protection of its firefighters by providing new structural fire protective clothing specifically designed to reduce exposure of potentially dangerous particulates into garments worn by members of the Orlando Fire Department (OFD). After an extensive wear trial process, the Orlando Fire Department (OFD) chose LION’s RedZone turnout gear, part of the Dayton, Ohio-based PPE company’s overall contaminant control effort developed in pa...

The City Of Orlando Partners With Walmart And Quest Diagnostics To Open COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site

On Monday, May 4, 2020, a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 5991 Goldenrod Road, Orlando, FL, 32822. The site is made possible through a partnership with the City of Orlando, Walmart, Quest Diagnostics, and state agencies to expand testing to those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and all health care providers and first responders in the Orlando community. We’re proud to partner with Walmart and Quest Diagnostics to be abl...

Mayor Buddy Dyer Launches New City Of Orlando COVID-19 Data Tracker

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer launched a new online COVID-19 data tracker. The platform uses data provided by the Florida Department of Health to show an updated look at the latest data on COVID-19 positive cases specific to the City of Orlando.  “As we continue to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, getting critical information out to our community continues to be a top priority,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. Data integration “Facts and data are one of the most critical t...

Orlando Fire Department And City Council Continues to Meet Virtually Amid COVID-19

The City of Orlando continues to take necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), while maintaining business to keep city projects, programs, and services moving ahead. In keeping with this goal, the Orlando City Council will hold its regular meeting by teleconference on Monday, April 13, at 2 p.m. The teleconference meeting format allows for social distancing among council members, staff, and the public in accordance with policies from federal, state, and co...

The City Of Orlando Mayor Dyer Update On Efforts To Ensure A Coordinated Response To Battle COVID-19

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer joined Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and local officials to provide an update on efforts to ensure a coordinated response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 within the community. “The reality is that we don’t know how long this is going to last or how this will impact so many aspects of our lives and livelihoods,” said Mayor Dyer. “What we do know is that our actions at this pivotal moment, both individually and collectively, can make a hu...

The City Of Orlando Update On Efforts To Suppress The Spread Of COVID-19

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer joined Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and local officials to provide an update on efforts to ensure a coordinated response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 within the community. “Each day, and seemingly every hour, we’re making difficult decisions as a city government that we are not taking lightly,” said Mayor Dyer. “Every decision that impacts our residents and businesses is being made in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.”...

Orlando Fire Department Shares The COVID-19 Update Provided By The Mayor Buddy Dyer

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer provided an update on the City of Orlando’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and limit the spread of the virus. “For us to flatten the curve in our community, each of us must make real sacrifices and take drastic measures to help prevent the spread of this virus, in an effort to save the lives of our friends, family members and neighbors,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “That’s why I’m asking our residents to practice social distancing and...

Orlando Fire Department On The Front Lines Against Coronavirus

The Orlando Fire Department is taking steps to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect the public and themselves. The department’s Health and Safety Division is working closely with the Florida Department of Health to ensure that first responders are equipped to treat patients suffering from flu-like symptoms or respiratory illnesses. Orlando Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale will join crew members from the Orlando Fire Department to demonstrate how medics and fire cr...

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