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    Does anyone have a step by step checklist of exactly what is needed in a physical to comply with NFPA 1002 and NFPA 1582 for driver/operators?

    Something I can hand to our medical providers and say "This is what I want done".

    NFPA does not have it clearly spelled out (that I find)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Does anyone have a step by step checklist of exactly what is needed in a physical to comply with NFPA 1002 and NFPA 1582 for driver/operators?
    I would use the standards themselves.

    NFPA does not have it clearly spelled out (that I find)
    Any "shortcut" checklist you find will be someone else's interpretation of the standard -- not the standard itself. If you want to meet the standard; go by exactly what the standard says.
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    I received my driver/operator certification not too long ago, and never heard anything about a physical. I would assume it would just be a fairly clean bill of health, no risk of seizures or red-flagged heart issues... maybe similar to the physical required for a CDL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim1118 View Post
    I received my driver/operator certification not too long ago, and never heard anything about a physical. I would assume it would just be a fairly clean bill of health, no risk of seizures or red-flagged heart issues... maybe similar to the physical required for a CDL?
    It is a LOT more intense than a CDL. Check out 1582. 6.22.1.1 says you smoke, you fail.

    Brutal.

    Deputy, you are correct. I was just hoping to make it a little more streamlined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301
    It is a LOT more intense than a CDL. Check out 1582. 6.22.1.1 says you smoke, you fail.

    Brutal.
    Brutal is an understatement.

    Is there an age limit as well??? If not, then there should be. Seriously, I'd rather have a smoking 30 yr old driving my rig, than a 45 yr old that doesn't smoke. Hopefully less chances of him having a coronary when the tones go off.

    Do the lawyers know this, and can they use it as a means to say that the FD is liable for any unseen accident, because he smokes???

    Thanks, I guess for the info. I'll have to check it out more in depth.

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