TOOLKIT FOR
NFPA 1582 PHYSICAL

NFPA 1582 PHYSICALS AND YOUR
HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Thank you for exploring the toolkit and sharing this information with your members. Our goal is to provide you with useful information to make your health and wellness efforts easy, convenient, and most importantly, effective. Use these downloadable and printed resources to help first responders understand the importance and peace of mind of getting their NFPA 1582 physical each year.

REMEMBER – YOU CAN’T SAVE OTHERS IF YOU CAN’T SAVE YOURSELF!

Introduction Letter

Partner outreach email/letter

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Roadmap 

Answers to the most commonly asked questions and easy to follow guidelines for providing members with medical exams that are in compliant with NFPA 1582. Information and sample documents are offered to aid you in educating local government officials, labor organizations and family/friends to develop a mutually beneficial partnership. A flexible and adaptable framework, this package will assist you in developing a long-term strategic plan with goals, responsibilities and major steps or milestones to implement a comprehensive wellness program.

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Organization PowerPoint Template

A foundational template which can assist you in providing relevant information, data and suggestive talking points to your internal stakeholders. This presentation is succinct and understandable in summarizing NFPA 1582, the purpose and relevance for implementation, and describes the essential requirements for new and incumbent members. The ability to customize the slides allows you the flexibility to modify the information and format to meet your department’s particular needs.

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Jurisdiction PowerPoint Template

An easy-to-understand template, this presentation is designed to help you address local government officials to garner support for program implementation. Included are suggestive talking points to provide a brief overview of the standard, potential cost savings, and other jurisdictional benefits of implementing a NFPA 1582 compliant wellness program for your department. Changeable content and background allow you the ability to tailor the presentation to meet your needs.

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Physical Fitness Program 

This Physical Fitness policy template is ready to be adapted to your department’s needs and abilities. A sample document containing basic guidelines for program development, delegating responsibilities, and workout equipment and facilities. Use this policy model to establish a practical fitness program that can make a difference in your department.

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Annual Medical Evaluation – Policy and Procedures 

A general sample that provides policy language for developing a set of rules or guidelines for your organization and employees to follow while participating in a medical evaluation program. An effective template that outlines what employees must do or not do, directions, limits, principles, and guidance for decision making. Easily adaptable to fit your department’s format, insert wording to ensure compliance of local and labor regulations, and offers you a roadmap for implementation.

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Annual Medical Evaluation – Program Development 

The purpose of this document is to provide you with a conceptual outline for a medical evaluation program. You will be able to make use of the guidelines and procedural approach to determine roles and responsibilities, establish a functional process in accordance with NFPA 1582, and be able to apply to candidates and incumbent members.

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Return to Duty 

A guideline for handling members returning to duty after injury/illness. This will assist you in developing a clear policy regarding return-to-duty documentation, medical examination of personnel following medical leave for an injury or a mental health concern and creates a means to satisfactorily meet your department’s requirement of being ready to return.

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Static banner ad 

Advertising banners can be used to manage retargeting campaigns such as e-newsletters, websites and electronic communications. These predesigned ads require minor maintenance as they contain content that needs to be constructed only once, easy to showcase on both desktop and mobile, and requires a relatively low time commitment. Use this sample to customize a banner ad as a great way to spread information and support your call to action.

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Poster for firehouse 

A long-established method to reach a wide audience, posters are a cost-effective method to spread your message or call to action. Posters are relatively inexpensive to design, print and install, are quick to produce and can endure for a long time. Use this sample to convey any message you like in an endless range of creative possibilities.

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Birthday letter 

Reminders and notifications can help members manage their health and healthcare goals by alerting them to schedule annual physicals. Use the language in these samples or create your own communications to remind personnel of the importance for scheduling examinations. These templates include email samples, birthday letters, wallet cards and text messages. Use these tools to ensure that personnel are encouraged to participate and understand the many benefits of a NFPA 1582 physical.

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Wallet card reminder

Reminders and notifications can help members manage their health and healthcare goals by alerting them to schedule annual physicals. Use the language in these samples or create your own communications to remind personnel of the importance for scheduling examinations. These templates include email samples, birthday letters, wallet cards and text messages. Use these tools to ensure that personnel are encouraged to participate and understand the many benefits of a NFPA 1582 physical.

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Guidebook for NFPA 1582 annual physical 

A well-designed brochure serves as a perfect medium to provide department members with informative highlights of the NFPA 1582 Physical. Use this template to help answer frequently asked questions, preparation suggestions for the Exercise Stress Test, and inform the members what they can expect during the examination. A well-informed membership promotes cooperation, builds trust, and generates support amongst all stakeholders.

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Physical flyer 

Reminders and notifications can help members manage their health and healthcare goals by alerting them to schedule annual physicals. Use the language in these samples or create your own communications to remind personnel of the importance for scheduling examinations. These templates include email samples, birthday letters, wallet cards and text messages. Use these tools to ensure that personnel are encouraged to participate and understand the many benefits of a NFPA 1582 physical.

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SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS 

Use these downloadable messages to post on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets.

Instructions For Facebook

On your computer or laptop, use the image download buttons to save the “Facebook and Twitter” image to your computer (e.g. your Downloads).
Select all the text below the image and copy it to your clipboard. (Hint: tap the “Copy” button to do this automatically.)
Open Facebook and switch to the account you want to post from.
Create a new post, paste in the text you previously copied, and upload the image you downloaded.
Be sure to tag First Responder Center for Excellence before posting: @firstrespondercenter

Instructions For Twitter

On your computer or laptop, use the image download buttons to save the “Facebook and Twitter” image to your computer (e.g. your Downloads).
Select all the text below the image and copy it to your clipboard. (Hint: tap the “Copy” button to do this automatically.)
Open Twitter and switch to the account you want to post from.
Create a new post, paste in the text you previously copied, and upload the image you downloaded.
Be sure to tag First Responder Center for Excellence before posting: @1stresponderctr 

Post 1

Maintaining your health means maintaining your ability to help others. If you haven’t had an NFPA 1582 annual physical this year, schedule one today. Learn more:

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Post 2

Three hours gives you 365 days of security, knowing that the public and your fellow first responders can count on you. Schedule your NFPA 1582 annual physical today, and learn more here:

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Post 3

As first responders, we always think of others before ourselves. Taking just three hours to prioritize your health lets you get back to doing what you do best—serving your community. Schedule your NFPA 1582 annual physical today, and learn more:

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Post 4

The NFPA 1582 annual physical has helped to prevent many line-of-duty deaths among first responders, and it could save your life too. If you haven’t had a physical this year, schedule one today, and learn more about the importance of getting your yearly exam:

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Post 5

You keep your community safe, but what keeps you safe? Getting an NFPA 1582 annual physical can help identify underlying health conditions and keep you on the line, saving others. Schedule your physical today, and learn more:

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Twitter Post 1

Maintaining your health means maintaining your ability to help others. If you haven’t had an NFPA 1582 annual physical this year, schedule one today. Learn more:

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Twitter Post 2

Three hours gives you 365 days of security, knowing that the public and your fellow first responders can count on you. Schedule your NFPA 1582 annual physical today, and learn more here:

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Twitter Post 3

As first responders, we always think of others before ourselves. Taking just three hours to prioritize your health lets you get back to doing what you do best—serving your community. Schedule your NFPA 1582 annual physical today, and learn more:

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Twitter Post 4

The NFPA 1582 annual physical has helped to prevent many line-of-duty deaths among first responders, and it could save your life too. If you haven’t had a physical this year, schedule one today. Learn more:

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Twitter 5

You keep your community safe, but what keeps you safe? Getting an NFPA 1582 annual physical can help identify underlying health conditions, keep you on the line, saving others. Schedule your physical today, and learn more

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