Sunday, 01 November 2020 20:02

David Picone Fire Department Battalion Chief

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David Picone, Since starting in his position as Health and Safety Officer, Picone has expanded the peer support and chaplaincy programs to add more volunteers and improved training opportunities. He is credited with implementing several other initiatives, including:  

  • The Family Support Network and the Chaplain Crisis Canine Program. 

  • A joint wellness resource website for SDFD and San Diego Police Department personnel. 

  • Collaboration between the City’s Risk Management Department and private behavioral health facilities to serve first responders.  

  • Assisting other local first responder agencies with their behavioral wellness programs, cancer prevention methods and injury prevention programs. 

  • Creating the Injury and Illness Prevention Program which includes more than 20 specific policies for the safety (physical and behavioral) of the SDFD workforce.

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