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    Hey , looking for some advice.


    i have been in the fire service for about 2 years , have got my certifications and gone through academy , and all has been well. i was planning on going career untill i just found out that 1582 has ruled me out of firefighting for good. it states that any rods in place in the back and more then 2 fused vertebre is a class 1 medical condition and you are unfit to fight fire. well obviously the last 2 years has proved this wrong, and if anything my back is stronger and better than ever.can i be check off by a doctor , or to fight this am i looking at having to deal with the nfpa direct or with a lawyer. i refuse to lose my spot in the fire service for something that does not hinder me in any way and actualy just makes me better built.


    thanks for the help


    huntington

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    anybody ? someone with advice?

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    • #3
      It all depends on the FD and if they follow NFPA 1582.

      This posting has some useful information.
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      • #4
        thanks that a lot of help

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KenNFD1219
          It all depends on the FD and if they follow NFPA 1582.

          This posting has some useful information.

          Very correct. If the career, or even volunteer, district does not use the code as its authority, then you may have a leg to stand on. However, remember that although these codes are law, the AHJ (usually fire chief) may use his discression in applying the codes. In other words, a chief may hire you even though it is forbidden in code. However, you must disclose this information to the department, as it is (probably) grounds for dismissal (after hire.) Good luck in your process!!!

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          • #6
            I know as long as you pass a medical screen and basic combat physical test here ( In Florida) and of course you can do the job, we have not reconized this NFPA fire code.
            There is Life outside the Firehouse!

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