Healthy Standards

Eastin, Darrell
February 2005
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p36
Trade Publication
This article focuses on a stricter selection process, serious health assessments and responsible fitness programs are key to reducing injuries and deaths, in fire fighting departments in the U.S. One of the life-safety initiatives identified by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is the development and implementation of national medical and physical fitness standards that are equally applicable to all firefighters, based on the duties they're expected to perform. Fire Department has been proactive with health and safety. City management is committed to health and fitness as a priority.


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