FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michele Brennan 321-231-5278 (on site)
Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 6
Commissioner Samuel B. Ings and Fire Chief John Miller Host Neighborhood
at Station 7 Open House
Mayor Dyer will also
Work-Along with the Orlando Fire Department to Install Smoke Detectors
in Resident Homes
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 6 City Commissioner Samuel B.
Ings and Orlando Fire Chief John Miller invite residents from
neighborhoods located in the Fire Station 7 service area to a community
open house. The open house at Fire Station 7 will provide residents from
approximately 18 neighborhoods in the area with a tour of the fire
station, fire safety tips for the home, blood pressure checks and
opportunities to meet their hometown fire fighters.
Before the open house, Orlando Mayor Dyer will work-along with District
6 City Commissioner Ings and the Orlando Fire Department to distribute
and install free smoke detectors in resident homes in the Washington
Shores neighborhood. They will go door-to-door to ensure homes in the
area have a working smoke detector. Smoke alarms are the most effective
early warning devices available in the event of a fire. Having a smoke
alarm in the home cuts the chance of dying from a house fire nearly in
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Work-Along: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Open House: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fire Station 7
601 South Goldwyn Avenue
As part of Mayor Dyer’s commitment to providing citizens with the high
quality service they have come to expect, he participates in work-alongs
with various City staff. Mayor Dyer has worked with Code Enforcement
Officers, gone door-to-door with Orlando Police Officers delivering
valuable City information to residents in the Parramore Heritage
Neighborhood, assisted City staff and children of the Nap Ford Community
School in planting a community garden and worked in the customer service
and development review areas of Permitting Services.
ORLANDO FIRE DEPARTMENT BACKGROUND:
Established in 1885, OFD 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
Today the more than 496 men and women of OFD proudly continue this
tradition with 17 Firehouses serving a population of more than 240,000
people within a 111 square mile area. In 2011, OFD responded to 51,236
emergency incidents ranging from fires and emergency medical calls to
rescue and other emergency-type incidents. The department is ranked in
the top 1/10th of 1 percent of all fire departments in the nation with
an ISO rating of 1.