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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Clinician Awareness Program

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Clinical Director Andrea Santiago, LCSW 

This was one of the most profound experiences and immersion that I have ever had. This gave me brand new and significant Insight on the experiences of fireman and what they battle on a daily basis.

To safeguard against COVID-19, and the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus THe CAP Class has been postponed until further notice. 

Course Description:
This 2-day full immersion course is designed for clinicians and providers who desire to learn more about the unique firefighter stressors in order to be more effective in connecting and treating firefighters. The class provides an extensive and understanding of Firefighter culture, lingo, lifestyle and details about the unique stressors the job entails. This training includes classroom learning, engaging in realistic scenarios, immersion in fire stations and interacting with firefighters.
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Course Attire:
Day 1: The afternoon will consist of field practice scenarios, the attendee should wear comfortable casual attire such as T-shirt, pants (jeans and athletic pants are appropriate), socks with sneakers or athletic shoes. The scenarios will be outside so sunglasses and hats are also recommended the day of the event and prior hydration is strongly encouraged.

There will be bathrooms available for those who wish to change.

Day 2: Classroom and Station Tours. Dress business casual with closed toed shoes

The practical scenarios will involve attendees wearing structural protective gear and/or respiratory protection, which can weigh approximately 35 lbs., and the scenarios may subject the attendee to limited physical activity. One the first day, attendees will be required to complete a Physical Activity Liability Waiver as well as a Data Release (Photos, Videos) Waiver.
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Attendees will be required to upload one of the following health licenses when they register:

  • Licensed Social Workers
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Nurses (RN or APRN)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Psychiatrists
  • Pastoral Counselors (Must have ethical oversight)
  • Clergy (Must have ethical oversight)
  • Physicians
  • Firefighter/Paramedic

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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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