Alexandra Fisher, MPH, CHES (she/her/hers)
Project Manager for Education & Training
Ms. Alexandra Fisher is the Project Manager of Education and Training at the Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST). In this role, she works across three domains of FIRST's portfolio. She serves as project manager for the Fire service Organizational Culture of Safety (FOCUS) survey administration as well as the development of our online Culture Camp. Culture Camps arm labor-management duos with the tools and confidence to explain their FOCUS data and use it to advocate for department changes and resources. She also serves as project manager for both contracts with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), developing an online and practical Workplace Violence Prevention course for EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters. Finally, she directs the Firefighter Injury Research, Epidemiology, and Evaluation (FIRE) Fellowship, a ten-week educational and practical experience that gives master's students at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health the opportunity to work with and serve community partners with real world data, as well as to get immersed in the fire and rescue service through field experiences.
Ms. Fisher joined the FIRST team as a graduate research assistant in 2019. In this role, she assisted with the recruitment and retention efforts for hundreds of fire departments participating in FOCUS and the 20 departments participating in the COVID-19 RAPID Mental Health Assessment. As a 2019 and 2020 FIRE Fellow, she began an evaluation of FOCUS Culture Camps.
Ms. Fisher received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida. She earned her Master of Public Health, concentrating in Community Health and Prevention, from the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Prior to earning her MPH, she was an educator for several years, which piqued her interest in program administration and evaluation. She became a Certified Health Education Specialist in 2022, designated by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.