Orange County Fire Rescue

Orange County Fire Rescue is responsible for all fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue, fire code enforcement and permitting, and public safety education. Orange County's Office of Emergency Management is a branch of Fire Rescue tasked with preparing for and coordinating the response to large scale disasters and emergencies.

In 2007, Orange County Fire Rescue responded to 91,498 calls for help. Responding to those calls is a team of 1003 emergency responders supported by 177 civilian specialists. OCFRD can get to the scene of an emergency in a matter of minutes from one of the 42 fire stations throughout the county. Recently Orange County Fire Rescue received accreditation from the Committee for Fire Service Accreditation International. This honor certifies that Orange County Fire Rescue is prepared for and can handle any type of emergency in its jurisdiction. It further shows that it does so in a financially sound manner.

Orange County Fire Rescue has also been awarded the 2007 Fire Service Award for Excellence for their innovative Firefighter Wellness Program. The Office of Emergency Management has been recognized for innovation by the International Association of Emergency Managers for the ocalert.net program.

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History

Prior to 1981, there were 14 fire control districts serving Orange County and each district had a fire board with elected Fire Commissioners overseeing Fire Operations. In 1981 the decision was made to abolish these individual districts and consolidate all services under one Fire Department to serve unincorporated Orange County under the authority of the Board of County Commissioners.

Consolidation would insure the level of fire service in Orange County would be equal with regard to equipment, training and staffing. Extensive and continuous training, and research for the best possible equipment performed this task. Now looking back, 24 years later, it has been proven that the consolidation was successful. The recent challenges of FireStorm 1998, Wildland Fires of 2000, numerous multi-alarm Fires and Hazardous Material Alarms, and the Hurricanes of 2004, have proved the advantage of having one Professional Fire Department serving the citizens of Orange County. Orange County Fire Rescue has grown to be one of best in the State of Florida and is among the best in the nation.

Station/Apparatus

Station 20 - Engine 20, Rescue 20, Tanker 20, Woods 20, Boat 20

Station 27 - Engine 27, Rescue 27

Station 28 - Engine 28, Rescue 28, Tanker 28, Woods 28

Station 29 - Engine 29, Rescue 29, Brush 29

Station 30 - Engine 30, Truck 30, Rescue 30, Medic 600, Mobile Command 1, Chief 10

Station 31 - Engine 31, Tanker 31, Woods 31, Boat 31, Orange County USAR

Station 32 - Engine 32

Station 33 - Engine 33, Woods 33, Boat 33, Battalion 2

Station 34 - Engine 34, Tanker 34, Woods 34, Boat 34

Station 35 - Engine 35, Rescue 35

Station 36 - Engine 36, Rescue 36, Woods 36

Station 37 - Engine 37

Station 40 - Engine 40, Rescue 40, Woods 40

Station 41 - Quint 41, Rescue 41, Boat 41, Battalion 1

Station 42 - Engine 42, Squad 3, Rescue 42, Monitor 1 with Decon Trailer

Station 43 - Engine 43, Woods 43, Medic 300, EMS Supervisor 1

Station 50 - Engine 50, Rescue 50, Medic 400

Station 51 - Engine 51, Truck 51, Rescue 51, Medic 500, Battalion 4

Station 52 - Engine 52, Rescue 52, Air/Light 1

Station 53 - Engine 53, Rescue 53

Station 54 - Squad 1, Truck 54(Bronto), Rescue 54, Battalion 3, Mobile Command 2, Mass-casualty Truck, Ops 13, Task Force 1 trailer, Hazmat support trailer, foam unit, cascade unit

Station 55 - Quint 55, Rescue 55, Woods 55

Station 56 - Engine 56, Rescue 56

Station 57 - Engine 57, EMS Supervisor 2

Station 58 - Engine 58, Rescue 58, Woods 58

Station 63 - Engine 63, Rescue 63

Station 65 - Engine 65, (SCFD) Rescue 65

Station 66 - Engine 66, Rescue 66, Medic 100

Station 70 - Engine 70, Rescue 70, Boat 70

Station 71 - Engine 71, Rescue 71, Woods 71, Boat 71

Station 72 - Engine 72, Rescue 72, Firefighter Rehab 1, Safety 2, Battalion 5

Station 73 - Engine 73, Woods 73

Station 76 - Engine 76, Rescue 76, Woods 76, Boat 76

Station 77 - Engine 77, Tanker 77

Station 80 - Engine 80, Rescue 80, Woods 80, Boat 80, Medic 200, EMS Supervisor 3

Station 81 - Engine 81, Rescue 81, Squad 4

Station 82 - Engine 82, Rescue 82, Tanker 82, Woods 82

Station 83 - Engine 83, Truck 83(Bronto), Rescue 83, Air Boat 1, Battalion 6

Station 84 - Engine 84, Rescue 84, Woods 84

Station 85 - Engine 85, Rescue 85

Station 86 - Engine 86, Woods 86

Station 97 - Firestar 1(EMS Helicopter)(decommissioned as of 12/27/09)

Disclaimer

All information is gathered from the Orange County Fire Rescue Website.

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