IAFF LocalSan Diego City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 145
DepartmentSan Diego Fire Department
Members900 All Career
Contact InformationKatie Rusk
[email protected]


The San Diego Fire Fighter Regional Wellness Program initially started from a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is now fully funded by the City of San Diego. Other local departments started in the wellness program from a grant and now their cities are funding it.

The San Diego Regional Wellness Program is contracted with the San Diego Sports Medicine Center, which provides staffing for the wellness exams and education.


Additional StaffExercise Physiologists
Athletic Training – provides educational seminars and individual counseling, personal fitness training and group fitness testing for the participants
Exam FrequencyAnnual
Exam Detailsdownload document


IAFF/IAFC PFTsA few at academy
Exercise Time


Exercise ProgramRegional Wellness Program contracted w/San Diego Sports Medicine Center – provide full staffing for wellness exams and education
EquipmentYes – small gym or discount at local gyms


MethodInjury Prevention Program
Athletic Trainer provides rehabilitation to those that need individual attention
Modified/Light DutyYes
Injury Prevention Committee


Behavioral Health

Stress Management

Yes through EAP

Cost Justification

LDL Cholesterol Data
Workers Comp Data

Data Collection

MethodElectronic Medical Record designed for WFI
Collect all information at time of visit
Give immediate feedback – each fire fighter goes home with results in booklet w/educational material on general health related topics and try to individualize the educational material
Data Collected4 years of data collected
200 fields of information on all fire fighters


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