Safety and Health

The Safety and Health Section of the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association

This committee monitors and analyzes issues related to fire service safety and health including federal and state legislation, national standards and other health and safety-related trends as they apply to the Florida fire service.  The section develops educational and supports material for use by the members of the FFCA and the Florida fire service with the goal of increasing firefighter occupational safety and health.

Section and Committee Policy - Description & By-Laws
John Whalen, Assistant Fire Chief
City of Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
Mental Wellness Sub-Committee Chair
Jeremy Hurd, Captain/Chaplain
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Mental Wellness Sub-Committee Co-Chair
Dustin Hawkins
Indian River Fire Rescue
Cancer Sub-Committee Chair
Samuel A. Eaton, Battalion Chief
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Cancer Sub-Committee Co-Chair
Vicki Sheppard, Retired Division Chief
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Collaborative Chair
Christopher Bator, Battalion Chief
Coral Springs - Parkland Fire
Conference Chair
Keith Cartwright, Deputy Fire Chief
Reedy Creek Improvement District
Fire Marshal's Office Representative
Mike Tucker, Bureau Chief / Superintendent
Florida State Fire College

FFCA Board Liaison
Carlos Aviles, Fire Chief

St. Augustine Fire Department

Division of State Fire Marshal
Julius Halas, Director
Division of State Fire Marshal
FFCA President
Douglas Riley, Fire Chief
Lakeland Fire Department
FFCA 1st Vice President
Reginald Duren, Fire Rescue Administrator
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
FFCA Executive Director
Ray Colburn
Florida Fire Chiefs' Association
FFCA Secretary/Treasurer
Julie Downey, Fire Chief
Davie Fire Rescue
FFCA Sr. Board Member
Leland Greek, Retired
FFCA NW Region Director
Ryan Crawford, Fire Chief
South Walton Fire Department
Vulnerability Assessment Program
VAP - Vulnerability Assessment Program
VAP Brochure 2015
VAP Overview 2015
 Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2019
July 13, 2018
January 17, 2018
 January 26, 2017
 January 20, 2017
February 7, 2017