NFPA 1583: Standard on Health-Related Fitness Programs for Fire Department Members

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2015 NFPA 1583
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Keep fire fighters fit with the 2015 NFPA 1583: Standard on Health-Related Fitness Programs for Fire Department Members.

Fire fighter fitness affects every aspect of the job, from effectiveness in the field to long-term stress and injury resilience. That's why a fitness program -- with properly trained peer fitness trainers and health and fitness coordinators -- is a key component of any department's occupational safety and health program.

NFPA 1583 outlines a complete health-related fitness program designed for fire departments that is consistent with today's best practices. The 2015 edition is a vital companion to NFPA 1582: Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments.

Important revisions in the 2015 NFPA 1583 keep the Standard current with all other NFPA® health and safety standards.

Annex material helps fire departments provide an adequate facility, rather than a prescriptive list of equipment. Annexes contain a suggestion that the HFC have a background in functional anatomy, exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, exercise supervision, and leadership. There's also a self-assessment tool for use by members to monitor their individual fitness level. (Softbound, 21 pp., 2015)

NFPA® 1583 Standard on Health-Related Fitness Programs for Fire Department Members 2015 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Organization
4.1 Program Overview
4.2 Program Components
4.3 Roles and Responsibilities
4.4 Logistics
4.5 Program Referrals
Chapter 5 Health and Fitness Coordinator and Peer Fitness Trainers
5.1 Assignment
5.2 Qualifications for Health and Fitness Coordinator
5.3 Peer Fitness Trainers
Chapter 6 Fitness Assessment
6.1 General
6.2 Fitness Assessment
6.3 Pre-Assessment Questionnaire
6.4 Fitness Assessment Components
Chapter 7 Exercise and Fitness Training Program
7.1 Program Components
7.2 Program Participation
Chapter 8 Health Promotion Education
8.1 General Requirements
Chapter 9 Data Collection
9.1 General
9.2 Statistical Summary
9.3 Data Collected
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Sample Fitness Plan
Annex C Self-Assessment Tool
Annex D Informational References