Safety and Health Committee

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 committee develops educational and support material for use by the members of the FFCA and the Florida fire service with the goal of increasing firefighter occupational safety and health.

Chairman Frank Babinec, Fire Chief
Coral Springs - Parkland Fire
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
Samuel A. Eaton, Battalion Chief
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Cancer Sub-Committee
Vicki Sheppard, Retired Division Chief
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Collaborative Chair Christopher Bator, Captain
Coral Springs - Parkland Fire
Conference Sub-Committee
Keith Cartwright, Deputy Fire Chief
Reedy Creek Improvement District
Fire Marshal's Office
Mike Tucker, Bureau Chief / Superintendent
Florida State Fire College
FFCA Board Liaison Gene Prince, EFO, CFO, Fire Chief
Cocoa Fire Department
Division of State Fire Marshal Julius Halas, Director
Division of State Fire Marshal
Immediate Past President
Dan Azzariti, Fire Chief
Plant City Fire Chief
2nd Vice President
Darrel Donatto, Deputy Fire Chief
Town of Palm Beach Fire
Executive Director
Ray Colburn
Florida Fire Chiefs' Association
Member James Angle, Program Director
St. Petersburg College
Fire & Public Safety Training Center
Member Mark Austin, Deputy Fire Chief
Cocoa Beach Fire
Member Joe Bruni, Training Division Chief
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue
Member Julie Downey, Fire Chief
Davie Fire Rescue
Member Frank Ennist, Deputy Chief Retired, Instructor
Barry University
Member Ralph Everage, Assistant Chief
Crestview Fire
Member Ralph Franklin, Fire Chief
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
Member Ryan Gallik, Firefighter/Paramedic
St. Cloud Fire Rescue
Member Mark Goldfeder, Firefighter/Paramedic
Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue
Member Larry Grubbs, State Safety Officer
Florida Forest Service
Member Mark Harper, Assistant Superintendent
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training,
Division of State Fire Marshal
Member Phil Kennedy, Battalion Chief
Seminole County Fire Department
Member Matt Kinley, Assistant Chief
Seminole County Fire Department
Member Todd LeDuc, Assistant Chief
Broward Sheriff's Office
Member TJ Lyon, Government Analyst/SERP ERP Chair
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Division of State Fire Marshal
Member Stan Mettinger, Jr., District Chief
Brooksville Fire Department
Member Karl Morgan, Major
Division of Investigative and Forensic Services
Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations
Member Ed Pidermann, Division Chief
BSO Fire
Member Harold Pool, BoD
Brent BoD
Member Jeff Strickland, Division Chief
Miami Dade Fire Rescue
Member Lisa Thompson, EMS Chief
St. Cloud Fire Rescue
Member John Whalen, Assistant Chief
Coral Springs, Parkland Fire
Member Matt Weinell, Fire Resource Manager
Florida Forest Service
Member Robbie Whitfield, Fire Chief
Pace Fire Rescue
Vulnerability Assessment Program
VAP - Vulnerability Assessment Program
VAP Brochure 2015
VAP Overview 2015
 Meeting Minutes
 January 26, 2017
 January 20, 2017
February 7, 2017