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    Question Exercise Policies

    I WAS WANTING TO GET AN IDEA FOR AN EXERCISE POLICY THAT OUR UNION COULD LOOK AT IMPLEMENTING AT OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT. OUR POLICY HAS IT SO THAT A FEW OF US HAVE TO TAKE A TEST EVERY 2 YEARS BUT NO ONE ELSE. WE WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR EVERY ONE IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO WORD A POLICY OR A POSSIBLE COPY OF ONE WOULD BE GREAT. KEN

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    My department has implemented a wellness and fitness program in conjunction with the IAFF and there are a bunch of other departments that have done the same, following the same model. It involves a yearly fitness assessment and medical. The fitness assessment is not a punitive test. A firefighter who does not meet the expectations is given assistance from the fitness trainers with an exercise program and or diet advice. You can probably get info from the IAFF.
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    Per our contract, we get a physical every 18 months. All firefighters (we work 24 hr days, 56 hr weeks) must workout for 1 hour each day you work (regular or ovetime hours). If you are filling a partial shift and stay more thatn 4 hours you must workout. The Chief, Deputy Chief, Inspector (work Mon - Fri.)workout 3 times a week.

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