Below you will find a number of resources that may be helpful in implementing and administering a formal Fitness & Wellness Program in your fire department. Please view the information and feel free to use any and all of the material. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further assistance in developing your Fire Department Fitness & Wellness Program.
i. Sample Policy Language
ii. Sample Union Contract Language
iii. Sample Firefighter Medical Exam
i. Sample Fitness Testing Form
ii. Sample Policy Language
iii. Sample Union Contract Language
i. Sample Firefighter Combat/Air Management Course
i. Sample Proposal
ii. Firefighter Fatalities NFPA 2010
iii. Firefighter Injuries NFPA 2010
iv. 2005 NIST Study: Economic Consequences of Firefighter Injuries
A. Implement First Alarm
A. Details and contact info to help you design a custom training facility that meets your budget and training needs.
A. Sample Seminar Flyer
B. Contact for details
Thanks for all the resources. Due to it’s enormous size and recent budget constraints ( like threatening to lay off over 200 ff’s) I’m not seeing a huge window of opprotunity to implement such programs in the Houston Fire Dept. They’re not ready listen so I decided to start on a smaller scale that way when they are ready to listen, I’ll have all my ducks in a row and firmer ground to stand on. I’m currently working with my church on implementing a health and wellness program at a local small ISD based on physical culture principles and methods present in thenTacfit, SFG, and other notable systems and principles.
Red tape is red tape no matter which branch of the city admin you’re trying to influence. To me, it seems that this outline could be applied to the school board as well. What are you’re thoughts and do you have any other words of encouragement? Thanks for all you do. Stay safe brothers.
Hello Doug. Thanks for the great work you are doing. Physical fitness/wellness is important in any organization or work place. There are a lot of studies that show corporate fitness programs save companies money because employees are missing less work due to illness or injury, and they tend to be more productive when they are in good health and physical condition. Maybe you could use this approach with your fire department? Avoiding the expense of one back injury could pay for the entire health and wellness program. Please keep us posted as you work to improve health and fitness in your department and in your community.