Working as a firefighter requires extraordinary mental and physical fitness. Our physicians utilize the National Fire Protection Association’s comprehensive medical standard NFPA 1582 to ensure firefighters are performing at their best.
- The medical requirements in this standard are applicable to fire department candidates and members who are getting periodic or annual examinations.
- These requirements are applicable to public, governmental, private, and industrial fire department organizations providing rescue, fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation, special operations, and other emergency services.
- The purpose of this standard is to outline a program that will reduce the risk and burden of fire service morbidity and mortality while improving the health, safety, and effectiveness of firefighters operating to protect life and property.
- The standard specifies the minimum medical requirements for candidates and for members, occupational medical, and fitness evaluation requirements.