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    My conditional job offer has been withdrawn because I didn't meet the hearing requirements via NFPA 1582. However, my hearing falls into the normal hearing range with my hearing aids, but yet still got denied. Wanted to ask the community if anybody has ever experienced this, if they've appealed and won, etc. Feels like there's quite some grey area within the NFPA because I've seen stories of applicants getting hired despite not meeting the medical requirements. Sounds like it depends on the dept physician?

  • #2
    So did they test you with hearing aids on???

    Are the standards posted or available somewhere???

    Some, especially sight will say, dh dh dh dh, """ with corrected"""


    You can try to ho through HR and see if there is an appeal, but normally the answer is no.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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    • #3
      They asked me to get an audiogram from my audiologist WITH and WITHOUT hearing aids so I got that to them. My aided numbers fell in the normal hearing ranges and they still denied me. Not sure why they would even request aided numbers if they were just gonna look at the unaided numbers. Crazy how they allow people to test with contacts or glasses on and if you meet the requirements then you're good. But with hearing, you aren't allowed to meet the requirements with an hearing aid. Unless I'm missing something, it's kinda baffling IMO.

      And to answer your question they did have the standards on the website but I've had high hopes considering there's FFs out there that got hired despite failing to meet the NFPA standards and even their dept required it.
      Last edited by cph8; 04-25-2022, 08:45 PM.

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      • #4
        That is why I tell people keep testing

        you never know

        you might not get on your dream depts, but you get on.

        at least they gave you a shot.


        Hearing is maybe a little more important than corrected vision.


        Plus now a days with LASIK, a little more easy adjustment.


        Good luck

        Which state are you in???
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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        • #5
          I'm in Texas. You?

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          • #6
            Same place

            Northern end

            Are you a paramedic ???
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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            • #7
              No, I don't have any experience. Am hoping to get on a department where I can obtain my FF and EMT certification throughout the academy but we'll see. Problem is I gotta figure out which department(s) are strict with the NFPA and which are more flexible.

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              • #8
                I would highly suggest you get paramedic first.

                That will make you more hire-able, even if not hired by a department right away, you can use it at other places.

                If you do not know about this site yet, check it weekly::

                https://www.tcfp.texas.gov/fireservice-careers




                also a fairly quick and easy way to get firefighter cert is thru this academy::: Most book work online, than two weeks solid on campus,,, south of fort worth slightly

                https://trainingdivision.com/
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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