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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General Information

For general inquiries, please email Christopher Bator at cbator@floridafirefightersafety.org or Tina O'Brien at tobrien@floridafirefightersafety.org

For help with website or login issues, please email administrator@floridafirefightersafety.org

Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness Program Chair
Michelle Fayed - Read Bio

Clinician Awareness Program
Robert Neuberger - Read Bio

Family/Caregiver Support
Michelle Fayed - Read Bio

Statewide Peer Coordinator
Jeffrey Orrange - Read Bio

Statewide Chaplaincy Coordinator
Joe Lacognata - Read Bio

Statewide Peer Support K-9 Coordinator
Shawn Campana - Read Bio

Cancer Prevention

Samuel A. Eaton - Read Bio

Gina Hudson - Read Bio

Fire Investigator FACE Team Coordinator
Brian Gordon - Read Bio BGordon@pbcgov.org

John Schmidt - Read Bio

Health & Fitness

FF Safety

FFSHC Region Map

Northwest Region Coordinator
Chief Tim Smith, Panama City Beach Fire Rescue - Read Bio

Northeast Region Coordinator
Lt Sheryl Rodgers, Jacksonville Fire - Read Bio

Central Region Coordinators
Lt. Bert Vergara, Osceola County Fire Rescue - Read Bio

West Central Region Coordinator
Chief John Klinefelter, Clearwater Fire Rescue - Read Bio

Southwest Region Coordinator
Lt Diana Hernden, Iona McGregor Fire - Read Bio

Southeast Region Coordinator
Chief Humberto Quintela, Miami Dade Fire Rescue - Read Bio


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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