COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
 
IAFF Local Council Bluffs Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 15
District 2
Department Council Bluffs Fire Department
Members 100 All Career
Contact Information Lynn Manhart lmanhart@councilbluffs-ia.gov


 

Approach

In 2005, members of the Council Bluffs Fire Department (CBFD) and Council Bluffs Local 15 met to discuss implementation of the IAFF\IAFC Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI). The department was already using the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) to hire physically qualified candidates; the next step was to implement a program to keep new fire fighters fit, as well as improve the health and wellness of current department members.

Medical
 

Facility No department facility - contracted Occupational Health Department at local hospital
Physician Occupational Medicine Physician
Additional Staff N/A
Exam Frequency Every three years, annually for HAZMAT teams
Exam Details Age based exam see attached documents

 

Fitness

IAFF/IAFC PFT's 6 certified PFTs
Duties CPAT

Wellness activities

Exercise Time

On duty

Exercise Program Individual, with PFT
Equipment Exercise equipment at each station, includes treadmill, elliptical, free weights and bench, dumbbells 5 to 70 pounds. Some stations have additional equipment.
Nutrition Counseling available

 

Injury-Rehab

Method  
Modified/Light Duty Light duty agreement that allows a member to be released for light duty if he/she is injured while on duty
Injury Prevention Committee

Safety Committee meets once a month to look at all injuries


Behavioral Health

Method  
EAP City has an EAP program that members can be referred to or contact on their own
Stress Management

 

Cost Justification

Method Risk Manager tracks work comp claims and lost work hours

 

Data Collection

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Implementation

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