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    I'm a 22 year veteran in OHIO, have lost my right eye in August and a pump operator. I just got back to work light duty because of 1582 till FEB. My next battle will be then when they will tell me if I can drive again. 1582 says that I should'nt as per DOT regulations. But the Dot says that F/F are exempt and even so, you can still get a class B license with the vision exemption. Does anybody know of others that have gone through this and how. I know of 2. Thanks


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    Get yourself a lawyer as you will probably need legal help with this.
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    Just because you CAN, doesn't mean you SHOULD. You are taking on a huge responsibility with diminished capability. Sorry to hear about you losing an eye, but maybe it's time to look for another role in the fire service.
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    The other role would be on the back of the truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lst1187 View Post
    The other role would be on the back of the truck.
    What are you doing on light duty? Does your dept. have training, fire inspection, dispatching, etc. jobs? Not trying to kick you while you're down, but maybe there are more options for you. Being on the back of the truck is going to be a challenge, but I think driving is a bit much with reduced field of vision and loss of depth perception. Hope you find something that fits you.

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    You could put a patch over your good eye and be a chief.

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    The only position for light duty is dispatching, 2 problems, first is that their trying to shift to 911 dispatching, 2nd is I was injured off duty, so if someone gets hurt or injured on duty, I would have to off sick. Funning thing is that all 3 surgens said that I can go back FULL duty and I even explained what I do and even took in my mask to see if there would be a problem.As for the reduced field of vision, you only lose 20 to 25% of your peripheral vision , I guess I'll have to turn my head a little more. As for the depth perception, well that happens about 10 to 15 feet from me right now, I guess I'll just have to slow down and be alot more cautious and ask for help when needed. Dont laugh nozzleman, I know of a Batt. Chief in Chicago. Its amazing how many monocular FF are out there and doing just fine. Still looking for more info .

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