Episode 226 - Jeff Orrange

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Jeff Orrange is in his 22nd year as a fire fighter, 15 of which have been served with the Orlando Fire Department. He is currently a Lieutenant Paramedic on an Engine Company and previously Jeff served for 2-1/2 years as a Lieutenant in the Training Division. Jeff is a husband, father and friend.

Armed with passion, empathy, a great support system and a willingness to help those who mean the most to him, Jeff Orrange has co-founded the Orlando Firefighters Peer Support Team.

Jeff is a founding member of the Orlando Firefighters 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.

Jeff currently has the honor of serving as the State Wide Peer Coordinator for the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative (FFSHC). As Peer Coordinator, he is responsible for coordinating with industry leaders, and related agencies to facilitate professional standards, diversified training opportunities, deployments, and other related actives.

Public speaking events include; local and regional speaking engagements with area Fire Departments, speaker at the 2017 Redmond Symposium in Vancouver BC, Florida Fire Chief’s Safety and Health Conference in 2017, and keynote speaker at the 2018 Orlando Fire Conference.

Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative Website:

https://www.floridafirefightersafety.org

Recommended Book:

Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut

Recommended Movie:

They Will Not Grow Old