This guide is for any firefighter, career or volunteer. Whether your department provides annual physicals or not, it will help your primary care provider better understand the physiological demands of firefighting and the resulting health risks research shows firefighters are most prone to.
The guide assists primary care providers evaluate, treat and monitor firefighters' unique health and wellness needs. Its medical recommendations are research-supported and experience-driven. It was written by physicians, healthcare professionals, researchers and fire service experts experienced in evaluating and treating firefighters. The concise format and research-based content has been well received by physicians looking for information on the health needs of firefighters.