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IAFC Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Firefighter Physicals

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) recently released a “Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Firefighter Physicals” to assist healthcare providers in the evaluation and treatment of the health and wellness of firefighters. The guide serves as an important new tool for firefighters to manage their own healthcare.
The research-supported, experience-driven guide, available due to the work of IAFC SHS members features a systems approach to the physical examination of firefighters, addressing cardiovascular health and fitness, cancer, musculoskeletal injuries, behavioral health, lung disease, sleep disorders and infectious diseases.

The guide assists primary care providers in the evaluation, treatment and ongoing surveillance of the unique health and wellness needs of firefighters. Its medical recommendations are research-supported and experience-driven. It was written by physicians, healthcare professionals, researchers and fire service experts experienced in evaluating and treating firefighters. The concise format and well thought out content is continuously well received by physicians looking for information on the health needs of firefighters.

To see the Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Firefighter Physicals, click here

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