Orange County Government, Florida
Orange County Fire Rescue Department
(407) 836-9890
04 April 2014
Orange County Fire Rescue Reaches Out to Pine Hills Community

Orange County, Fla., Orange County Firefighters will be in Pine Hills Friday to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Clipper City Barber Shop and Hair Salon located at 2611 N. Pine Hills Road. The event will start at 9:30am and continue until 10:30am.

Firefighters will join civic and business leaders at the ribbon cutting at 9:30am. They will then be available to perform blood pressure checks, offer drowning prevention tips, fire safety advice and share information about fire rescue’s smoke alarm installation program. “Orange County’s Community Based Fire Stations not only provide emergency response, but have proven to be an important community asset that enhances the quality of life to those we proudly serve,” said Orange County Fire Chief Otto Drozd, “It is an honor to share the joy and excitement of this important community event.”

The Pine Hills community is served by two Orange County Fire Stations. Station 42 is located at 5420 Silver Star Road and Station 43 is at 2700 N. Apopka Vineland Road. A total of 16 firefighters staff these stations 24 hours a day. These stations, as well as all 41 Orange County Fire Stations, are available as a Safe Haven for youth in distress, offer free blood pressure screenings and assist with the disposal of medical sharps. They also host hundreds of schools, scout groups and church organizations on safety related field trips.

Media Opportunity: Questions regarding Clipper City and the grand opening event can be directed to Keith Brown at (407) 252-3734. The on-duty Fire Rescue PIO can be reached at (407) 836-9890.

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About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County facebook and twitter pages.