Florida Firefighters Safety & Health Collaborative

The Florida Firefighters Safety & Health Collaborative is a free program to fire departments looking to enhance and maintain an effective safety committee or safety program.


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The Collaborative provides free training, protocols, and guidelines that support best practices as they relate to safety and health in the fire service. Contact us today to learn more about how you can help.

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"Our commitment is to focus on Firefighter Safety & Health by providing education, training, and sharing of best practices to minimize risks and exposure to our Florida Firefighters".

The Florida Firefighters Safety & Health Collaborative is a FREE Program to Fire Departments looking to enhance, and maintain an effective Safety Committee and/or Safety Program. The Collaborative was founded in 2016 and is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

We currently have 6 regions covering the State of Florida. Northwest Florida, Northeast Florida, Central Florida, Central West Florida, Southwest Florida and Southeast Florida. Our goal is to also add regions in the Keys in the near future.

In each region Firefighters, Safety Officers, Chief Officers, Fire Chiefs and Safety and Health advocates meet quarterly to share policies, procedures, best practices and resources on Firefighter Safety and health issues. All the regions in Florida work together through the FFSHC to create consistency and sharing of resources and best practices throughout the state.

The FFHSC incorporates several topics; all aimed at improving Firefighter safety and health with a focus on: Firefighter cancer prevention, emotional and mental wellness, health & physical fitness and, safety on all emergency incidents.

We have multiple Safety & Health advocates that have endorsed and support our program such as:

  1. The Florida State Fire Marshals Office
  2. The Florida State Fire College -Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
  3. Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance
  4. Firefighter Cancer Support Network (Florida Chapter)
  5. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Firefighter Cancer Initiative
  6. Florida State Fire Marshall's Office Division of Safety
  7. Florida Fire Chiefs Association
  8. Florida Professional Firefighters-IAFF
  9. Preferred Governmental Trust
  10. FirefightersCloseCalls.com Chief Billy Goldfeder
  11. IAFC Safety and Health Section
  12. Emergency Responders Safety Institute
  13. Nova Southeastern University
  14. 150+ Florida Fire Departments

This program is the bridge that has been built to close the gaps between Departments and Organizations and most importantly, their Firefighters.

Our Ethics Policy

The Florida Firefighters Safety & Health Collaborative is an organization formed to provide our members shared knowledge and resources based on best practices and research available from a myriad of confirmed resources. This website serves as a vehicle to share this information. It is not the intent of our Collaborative to operate for the benefit of private interests, to sponsor or endorse ANY specific agency, vendor, manufacturer or product. Nor is it our intent to support or endorse any political candidate or campaign for elected public office.

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