|IAFF Local||Indianapolis Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 416|
|Department||Indianapolis Fire Department|
|Members||1,970 All Career|
|Contact Information||Kim Robinson |
In 1978, members of Indianapolis Local 416 attended a Wellness-Fitness Symposium in San Francisco, returning to recommend the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD)start a fitness program. In 1979, the IFD appointed its first fitness coordinator and began investigating what other fire departments were doing. That same year, the IFD began conducting fitness assessments on all sworn personnel. This included body composition, aerobic capacity, grip strength and flexibility. In 1980, the IFD began a pilot program, two times per week, for recruit training. The IFD contracted with the YMCA to conduct the fitness testing for new hires, but was also under the supervision of the IFD fitness coordinator. In 1981-1982, the IFD developed and implemented a department agility test, which eventually became its hiring agility test.
In 1989-1990, the IFD began contracting to what is now Public Safety Medical Services (PSMS) for all wellness-fitness. In 1996, it began working with the IAFF and IAFC in the development of the Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI). In 1998, the IFD fully implemented the WFI and began using the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).
In 2003, the IFD implemented the newly introduced IAFF/IAFC/ACE Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) program, certifying six individuals. The IFD currently has 21 certified PFTs.
In 2004, the IFD revised its agility test by creating and validating what is currently the Work Performance Evaluation (WPE). This test is currently undergoing a revamping and revalidation.
|Facility||Contracted – Public Safety Medical Services|
|Physician||Contracted – Dr. Moffatt|
|Exam Details||Download document|
|Duties||Recruit FitnessCPAT Mentoring/ProctorIncumbent Work Performance Evaluations|
Incumbent fitness programming
|Exercise Time||SOG being updated|
|Exercise Program||Crossfit preparation program/Crossfit on-ramp|
|Equipment||Cardiovascular/Strength training/Functional training equipment|
|Nutrition||Contracted – Public Safety Medical Services Dietician|
|Method||Contracted – Public Safety Medical Services|
|Modified/Light Duty||Yes, as needed|
|EAP||Contracted – White River Psychology|
|Stress Management||CISD Team|
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|Method||Contracted – Public Safety|
Medical Information System
|Data Collected||Medical/Fitness data collection since 2000|