|IAFF Local||Uniformed Fire Fighters Association of New York/New York Uniformed Fire Officers Association, IAFF Local 94/854|
|Department||Fire Department City of New York|
|Members||11,500 All Career|
|Contact Information||Mike Cacciola|
As one of the original 10 cities selected to take part in the initial implementation of the IAFF/IAFC Wellness-Fitness Initiative, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) continues to be committed to the health and safety of its members. Members participate in annual medical exams, which reflect almost 100 percent compliance throughout the ranks.
The Counseling Services Unit has increased its staff dramatically, offering members various behavioral therapy services. Smoking cessation and blood pressure lowering programs are the newest additions to the WFI program and have proven extremely beneficial. The FDNY is committed to continuing to support this initiative, with the intention of providing services that will improve wellness, fitness, safety and effectiveness to all members.
|Facility||Wellness-Fitness Center at FDNY Headquarters|
|Physician||In house staff|
|Additional Staff||Wellness-Fitness Coordinator|
|Exam Frequency||Designed as annual but can only do 90 members/day|
|Exam Details||Complete, as per IAFF/IAFC WFI design|
|Duties||Assist in annual medical administration|
Design fitness programs for members
Maintain fitness equipment
Instructors for Academy recruits
Instructors for CPAT mentoring program
|Exercise Time||Daily as schedule of duties allows|
|Exercise Program||Various aerobic training|
Circuit training (resistance)
|Equipment||Every firehouse has a gym|
Equipment is either bought by members chipping in, donated from private individuals, health clubs, colleges, etc.
Example – network with a local sports club; universities for liquidated equipment
|Nutrition||Nutritional recommendations are made by PFTs; referred to nutritionist or R.D. if desired|
|Method||Diagnosis, treatment, rehab, cleared to full duty|
|Modified/Light Duty||Yes, as per physicians determination|
|Injury Prevention Committee||Yes, Pass it on Program|
|Method||In house Counseling Services Unit (CSU)|
|Method||Line of duty injury claims|
|Method||HRIS System (human resources information system)|
|Data Collected||All medical testing except x-rays|
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