Hello, I’m Mayor Olga Gonzalez from the City of Kissimmee.

Recently, the City of Kissimmee Fire Department introduced the Tele911 program into the Emergency Medical Services System. KFD partnered with Tele911, Inc. to reduce ambulance transports to the Emergency Room for residents who call 911 with non-emergency medical issues. KFD is one of the first fire departments in Florida to use this service. Patients will be evaluated by KFD paramedics, who will determine if they are stable and can participate in a live telehealth visit. The Tele911 emergency physician will make an appropriate disposition and treatment plan that meets the patient’s needs. The patient will also receive a next day follow-up with a physician. Patients who are not transported will also receive a follow-up by a Tele911 social worker to provide them with linkage to primary care and social services.

And switching to events, the City of Kissimmee will celebrate the Juneteenth Festival on June 18th from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Kissimmee Lakefront Park. This event is free and open to the public. Join us for a fantastic time as we enjoy live music, food, and the kid’s zone.

Also happening on June 18th is Experience Osceola, and the City of Kissimmee will join The Osceola Chamber for this event at the St. Cloud Lakefront Park. If you are looking for other events or programs offered by the City, remember to visit Kissimmee.gov to check out the Program Guide.

As a reminder, our City Commission meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Kissimmee Commission Chambers. If you have any questions or want to learn more, call our Communications and Public Affairs Office at 407-518-2314 or email news@kissimmee.gov.

Thank you and see you next time in the Mayor’s Minute!