IAFF LocalCouncil Bluffs Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 15
DepartmentCouncil Bluffs Fire Department
Members100 All Career
Contact InformationLynn Manhart
[email protected]


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.


FacilityNo department facility – contracted Occupational Health Department at local hospital
PhysicianOccupational Medicine Physician
Additional StaffN/A
Exam FrequencyEvery three years, annually for HAZMAT teams
Exam DetailsAge based exam – see documents


IAFF/IAFC PFT’s6 certified PFTs
Wellness activities
Exercise Time

On duty

Exercise ProgramIndividual, with PFT
EquipmentExercise equipment at each station, includes treadmill, elliptical, free weights and bench, dumbbells 5 to 70 pounds. Some stations have additional equipment.
NutritionCounseling available


Modified/Light DutyLight duty agreement that allows a member to be released for light duty if he/she is injured while on duty
Injury Prevention CommitteeSafety Committee meets once a month to look at all injuries

Behavioral Health

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

Cost Justification

MethodRisk Manager tracks work comp claims and lost work hours

Data Collection

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