As research continues to show that firefighter's are more susceptible to medical issues due to their duties, the International Association of Fire Chiefs released "A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Firefighter Physicals."
The guide addresses the diseases, exposures, illnesses, injuries and physiological demands that firefighters are most prone to suffer. It is designed to explain firefighting to healthcare providers and NFPA's 1582 physical requirements.
“Firefighters need healthcare that is tailored to the inherent risks of their dangerous jobs,” IAFC President John Sinclair said. “The guide provides doctors and firefighters clear information about the clinical care needed to address these risks. The IAFC encourages all firefighters to be strong advocates for their own health and wellness by making sure their doctor examines them for the many health risks they face.”
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