IAFF Local San Diego City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 145
District 10
Department San Diego Fire Department
Members 900 All Career
Contact Information Katie Rusk



The San Diego Fire Fighter Regional Wellness Program initially started from a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is now fully funded by the City of San Diego. Other local departments started in the wellness program from a grant and now their cities are funding it. 

The San Diego Regional Wellness Pprogram is contracted with the San Diego Sports Medicine Center, which provides staffing for the wellness exams and education.


Facility Contracted
Physician Contracted
Additional Staff Exercise Physiologists


Athletic Training - provides educational seminars and individual counseling, personal fitness training and group fitness testing for the participants

Exam Frequency Annual
Exam Details See attached document


IAFF/IAFC PFTs A few at academy
Exercise Time


Exercise Program Regional Wellness Program contracted w/San Diego Sports Medicine Center - provide full staffing for wellness exams and education
Equipment Yes - small gym or discount at local gyms
Nutrition Yes


Method Injury Prevention Program

Athletic Trainer provides rehabilitation to those that need individual attention

Modified/Light Duty Yes
Injury Prevention Committee


Behavioral Health

Stress Management

Yes through EAP

Cost Justification

LDL Cholesterol Data
Workers Comp Data

Data Collection

Method Electronic Medical Record designed for WFI

Collect all information at time of visit

Give immediate feedback - each fire fighter goes home with results in booklet w/educational material on general health related topics and try to individualize the educational material

Data Collected 4 years of data collected

200 fields of information on all fire fighters


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