2015 NFPA 1583 Standard - Current Edition
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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. (Print, 21 pp., 2015)


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  • Table of Contents (2015 Current Edition)

    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
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