Open Burning in Town Limits

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What is allowed within the Orange Park Town Limits: What is NOT ALLOWED per Town Ordinance: Chapter 22 – FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION[1] ARTICLE I. – IN GENERAL Sec. 22-1. – Burning trash or underbrush. (a)No person shall burn off or set fire to underbrush, trash or rubbish on any property within the town without […]

New Thermal Image Cameras

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On November 16th 2016, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation gave more than $350,000 in life-saving equipment to the Northeast Florida community. Of the more than $350,000, nearly $20,000 worth of handheld thermal image camera equipment went to the Orange Park Fire Department. . Firefighters use thermal image cameras or (TIC) to see through smoke, […]

Knowing The Signs And Symptoms Of Strokes Saves Lives

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THINK YOU ARE HAVING A STROKE? CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY! F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you’ll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away F.A.S.T. is: Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? […]

Hurricane Preparedness – Inland Flooding

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When it comes to hurricanes, wind speeds do not tell the whole story. Hurricanes produce storm surges, tornadoes, and often the most deadly of all — inland flooding. Flooding is not an aspect of a hurricane that only coastal residents have to fear. Inland flooding can be a major threat to communities hundreds of miles from […]

Hurricane Preparedness – Winds and Wind Fields

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The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October.  Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland.Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Hurricane can produce winds exceeding 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and mircrobursts. Hurricanes […]

Hurricane Preparedness – Storm Surge

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Storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property along the coast. The destructive power of storm surge and large battering waves can result in loss of life, buildings destroyed, beach and dune erosion and road and bridge damage along the coast. Storm surge can travel several miles inland. […]

Hurricane Season Starts June 1

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For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, 2013 the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)  Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 […]