“Dear Dr”….in this case, it’s something for your physician. So often, when physicals are done for firefighters-the physical itself is as different as the physician doing it. Please cough.
The IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section identified that problem and has worked over the past several years in solving that problem. SHS section members, (including physicians,) supported by IAFC staff, have created this document that helps guide the process to insure firefighters get an applicable physical.
Please take time to download this FREE document and make it available to your firefighters & their physicians.
CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR THE FREE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER’S GUIDE TO FIREFIGHTER PHYSICALS
(If that link fails, go to: http://tinyurl.com/jzu2eqe )
DO YOU BELONG TO THE IAFC?
If so, please add yourself as a member of the firefighter Safety Health and Survival Section of the IAFC. There are numerous projects being worked on related to firefighter survival and your involvement in encouraged and needed. To add your membership to the SHS section, please call IAFC Member Services toll free at 866-385-9110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not an IAFC member (you DO NOT have to be a chief) please also reach out to member services and they’ll take good care of you. Any questions-let me know. Thanks.