We would like to introduce LT Jeff Orrange from Orlando Fire Department who has joined FFSHC (Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative) to be the Statewide Peer Support Coordinator and develop a statewide resource list of all Peer support programs and TEAMS in Florida. Lt Orrange is in his 22nd years as a firefighter and is a founding member of the Orlando Fire Fighters Peer Support Team.
His team has been deployed following the Pulse tragedy, Las Vegas Shooting and the Parkland shooting. Jeff has been promoting mental wellness through grassroots efforts for many years. He believes that making it through this career mentally as well as physically is paramount. The recent tragedies (school shootings, suicides) and disaster deployments (hurricanes) have reaffirmed the need for such a list.
We appreciate Jeff’s dedication as we begin the data collection process so we can produce an unbiased statewide Peer Support list to benefit the fire departments in Florida.