CHARLOTTE, NC
 
IAFF Local Charlotte Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 660
District 12
Department Charlotte Fire Department
Members 1,166 All Career
Contact Information Glen Jones gjones1@cmpd.org


 

Approach

In 1995, the Charlotte Fire Department (CFD) and Charlotte Local 660 became part of the IAFF/IAFC Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Task Force due to their commitment by both labor and management to improving the wellness and fitness of their members, as well as contributing to the overall effort to improve the fire service as a whole. It is the goal of the CFD to promote fire fighter health and fitness through fitness assessments, counseling and exercise. The program helps ensure job preparedness through participation in a validated assessment of physical job functions and promotes medical health through tracking of voluntary compliance to suggested medical examination schedules.

Medical
 

Facility No department facility - Contracted Physician Group
Physician Contracted Physician Group
Additional Staff N/A
Exam Frequency Pre-employment, annual for HAZMAT team
Exam Details Full WFI exam  See attached document

 

Fitness

IAFF/IAFC PFT's One
Duties Basic exercise counseling

Assist and offer feedback to Physical Fitness Coordinator regarding areas of concern and opportunities for improvement

Oversight of Job Related Physical Ability Test practice sessions

Exercise Time

Yes

Exercise Program Fire Fighter determined
Equipment Exercise equipment at each station including treadmill, Smith machine, free weights and bench, dumbbells, stability balls, pulley system, exercise mats
Nutrition None

Fitness Policy

Station Equipment
 

Injury-Rehab

Method An employee out of work for more than thirty (30) days due to injury or illness must receive a medical clearance from their attending physician with no indicated or implied physical restrictions.  The employee must obtain a medical clearance from the Department's Occupational Specialist.  The Occupational Specialist will complete the Return to Duty Form.
Modified/Light Duty Alternate Duty Program


Behavioral Health

Method There are currently no links or files available for dissemination. For more information, see the contact listed above. 
EAP Yes

Cost Justification

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Data Collection

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Implementation

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