The United States Fire Department Reserve Corps, (USFDRC) Inc. was founded to honor all
those who have served and are currently serving as emergency services, and support personnel as well as our nation’s military; who have made and continue to make the ultimate sacrifice for their
families, communities, and country during and after September 11, 2001.
The USFDRC is a National Volunteer Reservist Fire Department established under the
corporation laws of the State of Florida, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3), as a non-governmental, (NGO) not-for-profit, charitable, humanitarian, educational and public
About 90% of all personnel are not on full-time active duty. Instead, its members are
reservist civilians who can be called to duty in the event of an emergency, disaster, or when the nation needs support.
Our fundamental principles are to provide relief to victims of disasters and help
educate people to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies in the United States and worldwide if requested. Essentially, reservists’ members are backup forces who are ready to move to active
duty when the local, municipality, county, state, or the nation is in need.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE COMMAND: The
USFDRC: Mental Health Service Command (Hereafter USFDRC: MHSC) mission is to provide an array of quality mental health services, to deliver sensitive, compassionate care, and to commit to the
preservation of human dignity.
SUMMARY: The USFDRC: MHSC: Reservist and Family Services Branch (RFSB) and Disaster Mental Health Service Branch (DMHSB): All reservist personnel provides at least two weeks of volunteer services per
year, in the event of an emergency, disaster, or when the nation needs support. Must be a Florida licensed and certified by the Florida Certification Board (FCB). Reservists have dual
classification volunteer and independent contractors. As independent contractors’ reservists received compensation during normal operational hours and on approved long-tern
- Candidates should have Medicaid and Medicare providers numbers; you will be
registered under our state group practice.
- Background Investigation Level II by the Department of Law Enforcement,
(FDLE), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI).
- Must have a good moral character as determined by a thorough background
investigation. Completion of USFDRC Forms 6-01 / DCP 1 Affidavit of Good Moral Character, (AGMC) 2020/04/29.
- Must have a valid United States State Department of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles, (DHSMV) Identification Cards, (I.D.) or Driver's License and have maintained a good driving record.
- Must be able to work variable shifts, including shifts that require 8 to 12
hours of consecutive duty during national and state emergencies.
- Must be able to video conference platforms for remote services and
- As an independent contractor must have and maintain a professional liability
insurance policy $1,000,000/$3,000,000 minimum coverage.
OPEN POSITIONS ARE:
- Florida Licensed Clinical Social Work (L.C.S.W.)
Florida Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.)
Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (L.M.F.T.)
Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (L.M.H.C.)
Florida Behavioral Psych experienced Registered Nurse (R.N.)
- Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor (CBHCMS)
- Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager (CBHCM)
- Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP)
- Certified Addiction Professional (CAP)
- Certified Mental Health Professional (CMHP)
NOTES: This is a brand-new agency position and will begin as a part-time (10- 15 hours per week) but may be able to
convert to full-time. This position will require future, domestic, and possible national travel, as an emergency response team.
- If you are a Florida licensed and are not certified by the Florida Certification Board (FCB). You could
still become a reservist member and we will guide you to obtain the certification required by the state to become an independent contractor.
- If you are an out of State of Florida licensed and are not certified by the Florida Certification Board
(FCB). You could still become a reservist member and we will guide you to obtain the required license, and certification by the state to become an independent contractor.
- If you are missing any item of the “INITIAL BASIC REQUIREMENTS”, just send me an email, I
will assist you.
- All MHSC personnel received numerous free courses from the National Fire Academy, Emergency Management
Institute, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and other agencies and organizations. The required training is for all reservists to become emergency services reservist
- USFDRC: Form 6-04/DCP 01 Reservist Candidate Application
- USFDRC: Form 6-05/DCP 01 Affidavit of Good Moral Character
- USFDRC: Form 6-06/DCP 01 Professional Recommendation for
Membership Form (PRMF) 2020/01/21
- USFDRC: Form 6-07-DCP 01 Reservist Candidate Application
Acceptable Documents Checklist Form (PRMF) 2020/01/21
- Level 1: Florida licensed and certified by the Florida
Certification Board (FCB).
- Level 2: Florida licensed only.
- Level 3: Out State of Florida
PERSONNEL CATEGORIES OF
- Category 1:
Active Component, (AC): Composed of reservists who receive ongoing
training and must maintain current standards as specified for various areas of training. These people are part of the on‐call roster for possible activation to assist with
2: Reserve Component, (RC): Composed of
reservists who will take part in MHSC training events and maintain current levels of training (minimum). They are eligible to become Category 1 reservists. They are encouraged to frequently take part
in community service and outreach events. They may also be called upon to respond should a local or national emergency arise.
- Category 3:
Trained Individuals, (TI): Composed of a reservist who wants to take the
MHSC courses only, so they can better understand, prepare for, and respond to disasters in their neighborhood, work, school, or recreational surroundings. They are not interested in on‐going training
or in being a part of any activation.
- Objectives are to provide services to emergency management,
and emergency services personnel, including their families, support personnel, and the public for short and long-term operations.
APPLICATION: Download the application and other related
documents at https://www.usfdrc.org/becoming-a-reservist/. I will assist you in compiling all the information necessary for you to become a reservist member.
Thank you for your interest in serving the community and the
nation. Please feel free to call me at 1-321-332-7100, Ext. 402 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you require any further information.
Carmelo Báez, CIC/FFII
Chief Executive Officer / National Commander