Chapter 4 of the NFPA 1582 standard addresses the roles and responsibilities of the medical provider, the credentials of the provider, and standards that are required for this role. Our providers specialize in occupational medicine and utilizes the latest NFPA 1582 code standards when performing physical exams. It also addresses medical record keeping, which is kept in our electronic medical records. Tracking and graphing annual exams, allow to identify if any changes are occurring in the physical exam, vision, hearing or lung capacity screenings.
All of our facilities that currently run fire fighter exams follow the standards set forth by Chapter 6 and 7 which include all of the components that are required in the firefighter exam, what diseases to screen for, the frequency they are performed, and what disease state/injury would allow a candidate to be medically qualified or not. Our providers are specially trained and well versed with this information and owning membership with the NFPA are always educated on the latest changes of the guidelines.