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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HOW DO I BECOME A TEAM MEMBER?

FIRST STEP

Review the complete list of prerequisite requirements for K-9 Handlers and K-9s to register for the FFHSC Response K9 Training

SECOND STEP

Contact State Coordinator or designee to apply for registration or with any questions pertaining application process or prerequisite requirements

THIRD STEP

Register for next available training


 WHAT IF’S

 

I DO NOT HAVE A K-9?

K9s selected for this type of service must meet a temperamental test performed by the Dog Breeder, Animal Services or Animal Rescue programs if adopted. The dog must be subsequently Therapy Dog trained and the trainer you select will do a secondary temperamental test. Therapy dogs are not breed specific or size specific. The temperamental test is considered the best marker for choosing a suitable canine. We may be able to assist you to expedite if adopting from a rescue.

 

I ALREADY HAVE A K-9 BUT IT IS NOT TRAINED?

The Therapy Dog trainer you choose will advise if your canine is suitable for Certified Registered Therapy Dog training.

 

MY DOG IS ALREADY THERAPY DOG TRAINED?

If your K9 is already a Registered Certified Therapy Dog or when it does become certified in the future, you must submit proof of a training certificate with your registration for the FFHSC Response Canine Class and the Therapy Dog training agency must provide liability insurance coverage with their annual membership.

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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