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    Default Automatic failures for med exams

    Just wondering, will a high bp, that is controlled with meds be an automatic failure. Or if it is discovered at the exam will that also fail you. Just looking for what to watch out for during this part of the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schankethetank View Post
    Just wondering, will a high bp, that is controlled with meds be an automatic failure. Or if it is discovered at the exam will that also fail you. Just looking for what to watch out for during this part of the process.
    In my search for FF jobs, I've found that certain medical standards are different in every community. Something like that might be OK in some departments and not OK in others. You should check with the agency you're thinking of applying to.

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    High blood pressure is a cause for failing a medical exam on many departments. Do what you can to get it under control (not just for getting hired on the fire department).
    Good luck,

    Paul Lepore
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