Orange County Fire Rescue celebrates induction of its 100th class of firefighters

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Fire Rescue celebrated the induction of its 100th class of firefighters on Friday.

Friends and family gathered with fire rescue personnel at Full Sail University for their graduation ceremony.


Nearly 30 certified firefighters collected their helmets after ten weeks of orientation.

Newly promoted personnel, including fire officers, dispatchers, fire inspectors and support staff were recognized at the event.

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One graduate told Channel 9 that he’s been working for this since high school.

“Straight out of high school, I fell in love with the service, um, through people that I’ve met and through many conversations,” said firefighter graduate Roddy Gomez. “It’s definitely worth the while, and it’s a very rewarding career, and I wouldn’t want to do anything else.”

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Fire rescue is currently training recruit class 101, a group of non-certified firefighters, to join over 1500 men and women in the department.

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