IAFF LocalFairfax County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics, IAFF Local 2068
DepartmentFairfax County Fire & Rescue Department
Members1,400 Career; 150 Civilian (FT); 225 Civilian (PT)
Dennis M. Kotecki
[email protected]


The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department wellness program encompasses all elements of the Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) and is a collaborative approach between management and labor to develop, promote, enhance and maintain the wellness and fitness of the fire fighters who deliver service to the citizens of Fairfax County. The goal is to develop a positive educational approach to
wellness and fitness in the fire and rescue service.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department developed an overall wellness-fitness program to maintain uniform personnel physical and mental capabilities. The program is designed to be positive and requires mandatory participation by all uniform personnel. It allows for on-duty time participation using facilities and equipment provided or arranged by the department. It encompasses rehabilitation and remedial support for those in need, and contains training and education components with the goal to be reasonable and equitable to all participants.


FacilityIn-house Occupational Health Center
Additional StaffExercise Physiologist
Physical Therapist
Exam FrequencyAnnual comprehensive occupational medical and fitness exams
Exam DetailsFull blood panel assessment, hearing and vision exams, chest x-rays and fitness exam

Family and Medical Leave SOP


DutiesWork performance evaluation
Exercise programming
Proctor CPAT
WelFit Program StaffHealth Programs Manager
WelFit Program Manager – oversees the PFT Program, CPAT, Work Performance Evaluation and satellite fitness facilities and equipment needs
Strength Conditioning & Exercise Specialist
Exercise Time

2 Hours/Day On duty – Can use recreation centers; 5 satellite gyms; deals with local gyms

Exercise ProgramWellness Fitness Center – training and education are provided to support fitness program
EquipmentEvery station has cardio and weight equipment

CPAT Costs
Draft Station Exercise Handbook

FCFR Recruit Wellness Fitness Handout
Fitness for Duty SOP
Fitness Program SOP
Informational Bulletin

Managing Peer Fitness Trainers

SOP Work Performance Evaluation
Station Exercise Handbook
Wellness  Fitness Program Power Point
Wellness Fitness Program Manual
Wellness Fitness Newsletter June 2008
Wellness Fitness Newsletter Fall 2008
Wellness Fitness Newsletter Winter 2008
Wellness Fitness Newsletter Spring 2009


Support is provided for rehabilitation and remedial support for anyone who needs it through the Wellness Fitness Center.
Light Duty SOP
Personal Injury Reporting SOP
Light Duty Program SOP

Behavioral Health

SOP Employee Assistance Program
Stress Management Program

Cost Justification

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

Data Collection

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department uses MedGate for its medical database system to collect and analyze clinical and health outcome data. Once the WFI/Cancer and Occupational Disease Database (funded by the University of Maryland, Baltimore
School of Medicine) is completed, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the Indianapolis Fire Department will transfer data from their Medical Information Systems to the IAFF central database.


Goals and Objectives


Work Performance Evaluation SOP