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1 FFD Fitness/Wellness Proposal IAFF Local 1426 Safety Committee Commissioned June 5, 1999 Presented July 26, 2004.

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1 1 FFD Fitness/Wellness Proposal IAFF Local 1426 Safety Committee Commissioned June 5, 1999 Presented July 26, 2004

2 2 Side Letter of Agreement by and between the Town of Fairfield and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1426 Both parties agree to open the contract specifically and exclusively to make the following language change to ARTICLE XXXIX – HEALTH, Section 5 and new Section 6; all existing language shall remain. The Town and the Union agree that both parties will reevaluate this program after a six-month period. Either party may request a reopener of Section 6 at that time. ARTICLE XXXIX – HEALTH

3 3 NEW LANGUAGE Section 5 The Town shall provide and pay for a complete baseline physical examination deemed acceptable to both the Town and the Union in accordance with AMA standards by a physician selected by the Town. The Town shall pay… Section 6 Effective August 1 st, 2004, the Town shall provide and pay for the Fairfield Fitness/Wellness Program as agreed upon with the Union, to include the SHU Wellness Program administering individualized assessments and exercise/wellness prescriptions, as well as reassessment after twelve weeks, for all members of the bargaining unit; said training program shall be mandatory and non-punitive. Prior to the start of the program each member shall receive a complete baseline physical exam deemed acceptable to both the Town and the Union per Section 5 above, and be medically cleared to participate in the program; they will be sent on duty to receive their physical, and the Town shall be notified only of the members fitness for duty.

4 4 Effective September 1 st, 2004, each day shift will have time scheduled for physical training; on two of the three days one hour will be set aside for "In House" mandatory physical training, and the remaining day will have a one hour physical training session at the YMCA per Section 2 above. SHU staff will provide periodic evaluations and Fitness/Wellness seminars on an ongoing basis at SHU or the Elias Fire Training Center during scheduled training hours. A department wide evaluation report will be sent to the Chief's office so the progress of the program can be tracked; only the overall program will be evaluated, and no names or individual results will be contained in this report. OLD LANGUAGE Section 5 The Town shall provide and pay for a complete physical examination annually by a physician selected by the Town. The Town shall pay the… Section 6 No existing language.

5 5 Physical Exams Extensive Exam Fit for Duty Certification Rehabilitation Plan

6 6 FFD Annual Physical Exam Checklist Info: Name, Date, DOB, Age, HazMat Team Member Eval: Medical/Occupational/Exposure History, H/W/BP Exam: Pulse, Resp, Temp, Skin, EENM&T, Systems (Cardio/Resp/Gastro/Genito/Endo/Musc/Skel/Neuro) Diag: Audio, Visual, Urine, Blood (CBC & Chemistry), EKG, Chest X-Ray, Spirometry, Hemocult, TB, PSA Inoculations: Hepatitis A&B, Influenza, Tetanus, Diptheria, Rubella, Measles, Polio, Mumps (Immunity) Stress Test as ordered by MD

7 7 Fit for Duty Certification Date_______________ Name_________________ ___ Fit For Duty This individual is fit to perform his/her normally assigned duties ___ Not Fit For Duty This individual is NOT fit to perform his/her normally assigned duties Doctor, Please initial the proper fitness classification and sign below. Examining Physician_____________________________

8 8 Not Fit For Duty Rehab Plan FIRE DEPT PHYSICAL RETIREMENT APPEAL MD REEVAL REHAB ADM LEAVE DPW/BOEFD ADMIN ON DUTY Fit For Duty Not Fit For Duty Fit For DutyNot Fit For Duty

9 9 Physical Exam Benefits Ensures Fitness for Duty of All Members Catches Medical Conditions Early Rehabilitation Planned For Administrative Leave – Not SL, IL, etc Supports Workers Comp Claims Documents On-Duty Injuries/Exposures Already Working (HazMat Techs) Currently Vulnerable w/No Rehab

10 10 Physical Exam Risks No OT During Administrative Leave Difficulty Proving Appeal w/Own MD Discovering Medical Conditions Unwanted Transfer to Admin/DPW/BoE Forced Retirement (v LODD)

11 11 Fitness/Wellness Program Wellness Diet & Nutrition Health Counseling Exercise Benefits Stress Management Assessment Physical Exam PrescriptionStress Diet/Body Exercise Re-AssessmentPrescription 3 Month Followup Evaluation

12 12 Assessment Tests MD Referral/Physical Exam Informed Consent Medical History Risk Factors Resting Data: HR & BP Individualized Test Selection

13 13 Assessment Tests (cont.) Exercise Tests: –Treadmill, Bike or Step –Long-jump, Sit-up, Push-up or Wall-sit –Flexibility (Sit & Reach) Diet & Body Composition Tests: –3 Day Food Diary –Body Mass Index –% Body Fat Perceived Stress Test (DUKE Health Profile)

14 14 Exercise Prescription Target Heart Rate Target Intensity Type of Program: –Aerobic –Weight –Stretching –Tailored to Individual Needs

15 15 Wellness Program Health & Wellness Counseling –Interpretation of Diet & Perceived Stress –Referral to Dietician/Counselor as Needed 3 Educational Seminars –Benefits of Exercise –Stress Management Techniques –Diet & Nutrition

16 16 Re-Assessment Assess Outcomes Evaluate Personal Goals Establish New Goals As Needed Continue to Provide Health & Wellness Education As Needed

17 17 Fitness Program Conducted By Director of Program Registered Dietician Stress Management Counselor Qualified Health Care Providers (Exercise, Stress & Diet Seminars) SHU Trainers

18 18 Fitness Program Benefits Improved Fitness & Flexibility SHU Trainer Assessment & Evaluation Individually Tailored Fitness Program & Dietary Recommendations Educational Seminars on Exercise, Diet & Stress Ongoing Departmental Fitness Training

19 19 Fitness Program Risks None (Non-Punitive)

20 Contract Proposals: L1426 Safety Comm 1.Implementation of NFPA Annual Medical Exams for All Fire Fighters 3.SCBA Mask/Regulator & Radio for All FF 4.Serious Fitness Program: Facility, Nutrition, Trainer 5.Lieutenant on E4 & L2 6.OSHA 2 in/2 out: 4 Persons Dispatched to IDLH 7.PC Aide Job Description 8.Max 12-year-old Front Line Apparatus (15 Reserve) 9.FD Safety Committee Chaired by Safety Officer 10.Minimum of 6 Training Days per Year


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