Orange County Government, Florida

Fire Rescue Careers

Reserve and youth programs

Who are We?

It is with pride, dedication, and professionalism that members of the Orange County Fire Rescue Department (OCFRD) serve our citizens.

We are committed to fostering effective and efficient programs that attract motivated individuals who are physically fit and have good moral character.

Programs We Offer

Certified firefighter hiring process
Along with the opportunity to make a difference within the community, a career in Fire Rescue offers stability and growth potential. The 56-hour per week firefighter's work assignment consist of working one 24-hour tour of duty and off duty for 48 hours.

Reserves Firefighter
This is a non-paid volunteer program designed for both certified firefighting personnel and civilian personnel. Reserves provide citizens with a variety of administrative duties to actual firefighting duties which reduce property loss caused by fire, hazardous situations, injuries, deaths, and other emergencies.

This program allows young people ages 14 to 20 to learn about the many aspects involved within the fire service. Members participate in training classes, community events, department drills, trips, competitions and will ride along with Fire Rescue crews.

Do You Have the
Right Stuff to be a Firefighter?

To be one of us, you must meet our standards:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Have a good work history and driving record.
  • Be drug and tobacco free.
  • Have an excellent character.
  • Pass a medical, psychological or behavioral screening, polygraph and physical ability test.
  • Meet our tattoo and body ornament guidelines.

Orange County Government participates in E-Verify®.  For more information about E-Verify, including your rights.

Rewards of a Fire
Service Career!

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. A 56 hour per week firefighter starting annual pay is almost $40,000.

If you have the State of Florida Paramedic certification you can receive an additional $5,577 a year.

For more information Orange County benefits, visit our Employee Benefits page.

What's Next?

Once you are accepted in our recruitment process, visit us here to download the Firefighter Application Packet, learn the results of your test or obtain study materials:

Preparing for the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

Contact Us

Orange County Fire Rescue Department
Employee Services
6590 Amory Court
Winter Park, FL 32792

Service Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (407) 836-9005