Firefighters face a wide range of physical and psychological challenges in their line of duty. Surveillance examinations help ensure that firefighters can physically perform their duties. Regular physical examinations help assess an officer’s overall health to ensure they are safe while working and that they are not experiencing adverse health effects from their work, as their work can involve exposure to hazardous environments that may place them at risk. Early detection of health issues allows for appropriate medical intervention and preventive measures.

The Medix healthcare team will work with the fire department to tailor thorough and OSHA-compliant surveillance exams to monitor and maintain the health and well-being of firefighters.

Medix surveillance exams can be tailored to departmental needs consistent with NFPA guidelines.

Our Approach to Firefighter Surveillance

Firefighter surveillance examinations serve multiple purposes:

  1. They help ensure that the firefighter can safely perform their job duties for their safety and public safety.
  2. They help ensure that the job is not causing harm to the firefighter and may identify issues that can be dealt with at an early stage, if possible, to prevent long-term harm to the firefighter.
  3. They help comply with OSHA regulatory standards.
  4. They serve preventive health purposes to help maintain the firefighter’s long-term health.

The Medix healthcare team has extensive experience in conducting surveillance exams specifically designed for firefighters. We understand the physical demands and risks associated with this demanding profession, and our exams are tailored to address the unique circumstances faced by firefighters as they perform their important duties.

Comprehensive and Specialized Exams

Firefighter surveillance exams play a crucial role in monitoring and maintaining the health and wellness of these dedicated professionals because of their exposure to various hazards, including smoke, chemicals, and extreme heat.

Medix firefighter surveillance exams may include but are not limited to:

  • Physical Examinations with laboratory testing
  • Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  • Hearing Conservation (1910.134)
  • Immunization monitoring
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (1910.1030) Monitoring
  • Compliance with the Hazard Communication Standard (1910.120)
  • Other health monitoring tests, as indicated

Receive Thorough Firefighter Surveillance Exams from Medix

Contact our Ankeny office to learn more about our firefighter surveillance exam services and how Medix can safeguard the health and safety of your firefighting personnel.


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