IAFF LocalLewiston Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 785
DepartmentLewiston Fire Department
All Career
Rick Cailler
[email protected]


In 2005, in an effort to curtail rising health insurance costs for both the employer and employee, the City of Lewiston and Lewiston Local 785 adopted the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI). All members who participate in the WFI are given full credit available towards health insurance cost containment programs.

Both parties continue to promote the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative and demonstrate their support. To best serve its residents, health and fitness are some of the principal concerns for all members of the fire department. In recognition, the City has provided the resources necessary to continue this program as it currently is defined for the benefit of the residents and fire fighters alike.


FacilityNo department facility – contracted medical facility
PhysicianIndividual’s primary care physician
Additional StaffN/A
Exam FrequencyAnnual
Exam DetailsRoutine physical done based on age see document


DutiesDevelop personalized exercise programs
Administer aerobic capacity and flexibility evaluations
Exercise Time

On duty – 60 minutes

Exercise ProgramIndividual, with PFT
EquipmentIn each station
NutritionAccess to dietician if requested


MethodContracted Occupational Medicine Facility
Modified/Light DutyLight duty program for on the job injuries at 100% pay for medically approved rehab
Limited hours according to medical direction
Injury Prevention Committee

Labor Management Committee

Behavioral Health

MethodContracted Mental Health Provider

Cost Justification

MethodDepartment tracks workers comp claims and expenses

Data Collection

Data CollectedOnly cumulative results based on participation values


Fire Act Grant Narrative