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Safety Concerns

The Legality


In accordance with Florida Administrative Rule 69A-62.032(10):

" (10) Complaint Investigation.

(a) The division shall consider a complaint from any person who alleges a violation of the Act or a division rule. The complainant may elect to remain anonymous. The complainant must identify the location of the workplace that gives rise to the complaint and allege known particular facts that constitute a violation. A complaint may be oral or written.

(b) The division shall conduct an investigation of any complaint that facially establishes reasonable cause to believe that a violation exists or occurred.”

The Explanation


Anyone can file a concern regarding a safety issue or conditions. You can do this by e-mail to rick.rochford@myfloridacfo.com or by phone to 352-369-2836.

You can identify yourself but request anonymity, identify yourself with a pseudo name / e-mail address such as anonymous or concerned or you can identify yourself openly. The level of anonymity you desire will be honored and information will not be released. Regardless of the level desire, we will need a method to contact you to provide updates and acquire additional information regarding the concern, if necessary.

You have the option of presenting your concern either orally or in an email. When you contact us, we will ask for details to help us form a clear picture of your concern and the organization involved. It is your option whether to identify the organization (workplace) or not, but without it all we can do is provide information.

We will proceed based upon the information provided to confirm that a situation exists that presents a threat to the safety and or health of firefighters, a violation of Florida Statutes 633.502.536 and or Florida Administrative Rules contained in 69A-62. Should this prove the case, your concern becomes a valid complaint and we will conduct an inspection or investigation based upon the circumstances involved with the goal of removing the threat or becoming compliant.


Any questions?

Do not hesitate to contact:


Safety Programs Manager Rick Rochford, 352-369-2836, rick.rochford@myfloridacfo.com or

Safety Field Representative Tuffy Dixon (Panhandle Area), 850-585-9020, tuffy.dixon@myfloridacfo.com or

Safety Field Representative Charlie Chapman
(Atlantic Side North), 407-448-0480, charles.chapman@myfloridacfo.com or

Safety Field Representative Paul Sumner (South Florida), 954-536-3065, paul.sumner@myfloridacfo.com