Emergency Services Road Map to Health & Wellness

The next generation Fire Department Guide to NFPA 1582

Concise, readily-applicable, research-based information on the importance of a comprehensive fire personnel wellness program, educational resources and sample documents. 

Contents:

  • NFPA 1582 Q & A
    • General
    • Fire Administration
    • Healthcare Provider
    • Risk/Benefit Manager
  • Fire administration responsibilities
  • Healthcare provider responsibilities
  • Resources for all firefighters, as well as info for specific types:
    • Career
    • Wildland
    • EMS
    • Volunteer
    • Candidate
  • Data for city/county officials
  • Resources for labor
  • Resources for family and friends

Background
The Fire Department Guide to NFPA 1582 was deployed in 2013 by the IAFC Safety, Health & Survival (SHS) Section to provide a tool to departments to better understand and use NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments.

In 2015, the SHS Section, with support from the IAFC, took on the challenge to better understand the status of firefighter-specific medicals in the U.S. and to find a way to get every firefighter an annual medical.

The Emergency Services Road Map to Health & Wellness, released in Dec. 2017, is the result of that process.

  • Topics:
    • Wellness
    • Section SHS
    • Safety & Health
    • Health
    • Featured Wildland
    • Featured Volunteer
    • Featured Tools & Topics
    • Featured Safety & Health
    • Featured Research
  • Resource Type:
    • Strategy development tool
    • Guide/ toolkit/ template
    • Research
  • Organizational Author:
    • Safety Health Survival Section

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