Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief

Florida Safety Council

  • Orlando, FL
  • www.floridasafey.org

Mission Statement

We promote safety in every aspect of life - in the home, on the road, in schools, businesses and industrial facilities. We train people to prevent injuries and fatalities and the costs associated with them.

Main Programs

  1. Driver Improvement Programs
  2. DUI Level 1, Level 2 and Supervision Services
  3. Occupational Safety Institute
  4. Behavior Management Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We provide live training programs in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Hillsborough Counties in Florida. We provide online training worldwide.

ruling year

1961

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

James Meade

Keywords

Self-reported

Driver training, driver education, child safety, life skills, mature driver, juvenile, youth

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EIN

59-1358237

Also Known As

United Safety Council

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

ty Education (Maf)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our Driver Improvement Programs encourage safe and courteous driving habits by enhancing defensive driving abilities and awareness. Behind-the-Wheel Training develops the knowledge and skills necessary to safely, legally and economically drive a car or motorcycle with a valid license, with an emphasis on proper decision making and risk management skills. Our DUI Programs change the behavior of offenders, thereby reducing the risk of future DUI related arrests, injuries and deaths. Through our Occupational Safety Programs, we prevent work-related accidents and losses through hands-on training including techniques to develop safety programs, a culture of safety and safety motivation. Classes in Anger Management, Impulse Control, Parenting Skills, Victim Awareness and Life Skills change behaviors, improve communications and help students better adapt to the rules of society. In 2014 we taught 3,490 people to drive, trained 1,335 in motorcycle safety, 9,141 in defensive driving classes, more than 40,000 students on-line; 6,580 DUI offenders received psychosocial evaluative and behavior monitoring services to change behavior and reduce the risk of future DUI related arrests; trained students from eight states and three other countries in occupational safety.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Driver Improvement Programs

Driver Education, Defensive Driving, Aggressive Driver Program, Alternative Transportation Education, Driver Instructor Training, Motorcycle Rider Courses, Mature Driver Training and Child Restraint Class.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

2,642,060

Program 2

DUI Level 1, Level 2 and Supervision Services

Classroom teaching, professional psychosocial evaluative and behavior monitoring services to change the behavior of offenders, reducing the risk of future DUI related arrests, injuries and deaths.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Substance Abusers (Drug/Alcohol Abusers)

Budget

2,612,000

Program 3

Occupational Safety Institute

Resourcing commercial organizations through membership and through safety training designed to meet OSHA standards in the workplace.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

369,200

Program 4

Behavior Management Programs

Juvenile Anger Management, Adult Anger Management, Juvenile Shoplifting/Petty Theft, Adult Shoplifting/Petty Theft, Juvenile Offender Life Training, Adult Vital Issues/Life Skills

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Other Named Groups

Budget

94,300

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We provide live training programs in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Hillsborough Counties in Florida. We provide online training worldwide.

Funding Needs

1. Driver Education: scholarships to help people needing to learn to drive. 30 hours of classroom and 3 two-hour lessons behind the wheel cost $395. Goal: 100 students = $39,500. 2. Mature Driver Course: scholarships to help drivers 55 and older to receive an education on adapting to risks on the road, and receive an insurance discount. The 6 hour class costs $19.95 and the scholarship would be $14.95. Goal: 500 students = $7,475. 3. Child Restraint Class: contributions to provide carseats to people who need them and can't afford to buy them. Seats cost $60 including shipping for infants, $30 for the booster seat and $45 for the high back booster. Goal: 100 seats = $6,000. 4. Juvenile Offender Life Training: scholarships to assist juvenile offenders in learning basic life skills. The 4 hour class costs $30, and the scholarship is $25 per student. Goal: 500 students = $12,500. 5. Juvenile Vital Living Skills: scholarships for low income students to increase financial literacy and decrease the recidivism rate for first time teen offenders. The 30 hour class equips teen offenders with alternate ways of coping with difficult financial situations other than negative behavior. The program also provides teens with a prevention/diversion course including the tools they will need to obtain and retain a job; to develop structure of a basic budget of income and expense; to plan for emergencies and have a path toward improving their income; and to consider their families and others before they make rash choices like shoplifting, taking money from others, using the debit card or writing stolen checks and damaging family finances.

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UNITED SAFETY COUNCIL INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Florida Safety Council

Leadership

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Principal Officer

James Meade

BIO

Mr. Meade has served as a volunteer for our organization for over ten years, including the position of Chairman of the Board in 2008. Jim comes with a great deal of business and management experience in both for profit and nonprofit organizations. Most recently he was the Director of Government Affairs for the second largest ground passenger transportation company in the United States. Previous to that he held the position of Director of Operations for this same company for over a decade. Prior to that he held positions as General Manager, Director of Airport Services, and Manager of Services Training for both Braniff & Continental Airlines. Jim has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and is also a graduate of Leadership Orlando and Disney's Institute's Approach to Operation Excellence. In 2007 he was selected as a recipient of Florida Governor Crist's "Point of Light" Award.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"For over 60 years the Florida Council has set the standard in safety practices for the businesses, governmental entities, schools and communities in Florida and beyond. We are an organization designed to deliver the most current training programs and information in driver education, home and personal safety as well as industrial safety. We help promote and create safe communities though partnerships with businesses and local high schools. As a private, not-for-profit non-governmental organization, the Florida Safety Council receives funding primarily through student tuition and corporate memberships. We are able to offer driver education, mature driver training, child restraint training and juvenile offender life training at reduced cost to students in need through gifts and grants.As one of the largest safety organizations in the country, our goal is to provide safety educational experiences to help ensure accidents are eliminated. Membership is open for all seeking to improve the safety and health of their organizations, families, and communities. Our professional and dedicated staff provides our membership with the best-in-class training and superior customer service."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Chris Earl

Mears Transportation

Term: Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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