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Fitness For Duty: Understanding the National Fire Protection Agency’s 1582 Standards for Physical Fitness

Considering the physical nature of the job and the dangerous environments in which firefighters operate, there is considerable risk of injury, disability or death if fire service personnel return to work environments in which they are not physically prepared to fully function.

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Keeping it Personal: Fire Districts Focus on Employee Wellness to Prevent Injuries

Employers of all types are starting to embrace and integrate comprehensive wellness programs, and for good reason. Wellness programs have been shown to impart many positive results, including decreased absenteeism, lower healthcare costs, and fewer medical claims while simultaneously increasing employee productivity, morale and retention.

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