(March 19, 2015) View our new Tailboard Safety Tip that addresses Medical and physical fitness standards. Have a discussion about your department’s safety and risk management processes and when you're done, keep the conversation going on Twitter by using #TailboardSafety.
Develop and implement national medical and physical fitness standards that are equally applicable to all firefighters based on the duties they are expected to perform is what the sixth National Fallen Firefighter Foundation Life Safety Initiatives states.
Discuss the following:
Does your department have an integrated medical and fitness standard applicable to all firefighters?
- If yes, describe why it is so valuable and any barriers that exist.
- If no, why it would be valuable to have medical and fitness standards in place and how to get the process started.
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