IAFF Local Lewiston Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 785
District 3
Department Lewiston Fire Department
Members 72 All Career
Contact Information Rick Cailler prayfoursnow@juno.com



In 2005, in an effort to curtail rising health insurance costs for both the employer and employee, the City of Lewiston and Lewiston Local 785 adopted the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI). All members who participate in the WFI are given full credit available towards health insurance cost containment programs.

Both parties continue to promote the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative and demonstrate their support. To best serve its residents, health and fitness are some of the principal concerns for all members of the fire department. In recognition, the City has provided the resources necessary to continue this program as it currently is defined for the benefit of the residents and fire fighters alike.

Program Overview


Facility No department facility - contracted medical facility
Physician Individual's primary care physician
Additional Staff N/A
Exam Frequency Annual
Exam Details Routine physical done based on age see attached document


Duties Develop personalized exercise programs

Administer aerobic capacity and flexibility evaluations

Exercise Time

On duty - 60 minutes

Exercise Program Individual, with PFT
Equipment In each station
Nutrition Access to dietician if requested


Method Contracted Occupational Medicine Facility
Modified/Light Duty Light duty program for on the job injuries at 100% pay for medically approved rehab

Limited hours according to medical direction

Injury Prevention Committee

Labor Management Committee

Behavioral Health

Method Contracted Mental Health Provider

Cost Justification

Method Department tracks workers comp claims and expenses

Data Collection

Data Collected Only cumulative results based on participation values


Fire Act Grant Narrative