05-07-2003, 08:42 PM #1
Wondering if someone could give me a site and referance to which specific guideline defines the physical requirements for a fire fighter. Just working on a report to the boss. Thanks
Last edited by hageremtp; 05-07-2003 at 09:19 PM.D. Hager
05-07-2003, 08:48 PM #2
You are going to have to the website for the NFPA and "purchase" the NFPA 1001 Standard. Unless you can find someone who has a set of standards and will allow you to copy it. That would be my suggestion. Some large department in your area should have a set.09-11 .. 343 "All Gave Some..Some Gave ALL" God Bless..R.I.P.
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05-07-2003, 08:52 PM #3
You can probably find it in NFPA 1500 but what kind of physical requirements are you looking for? NFPA's web site is www.nfpa.org
I don't think that there are any height or weight limits. I think there is a vision requirement.
05-07-2003, 08:55 PM #4
NFPA 1582 - Standard on Medical Requirements for Fire Fighters and Information for Fire Department Physicians
This is the code that I would like to read. I have mono-occular vision as a result of a fire fighting related accident, 2 years ago. I have been fighting to get my job back, and its been a down hill fight. I guess I just wanted to read the code to find what the specific wording is about the vision requirements. ThanksD. Hager
05-07-2003, 08:59 PM #5
I could check with my EMS Deputy tomorrow but for some reason I remember something about 20/30 with corrective lenses. There were several people that failed this years physicals because of the vision test. I know they were looking at it further.
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