Amputees Challenge NFPA 1582

NFPA Standard 1582 is up for comment in June thanks to some of these individuals


A Gilbert, Arizona firefighter is the latest known firefighter with a prosthesis who is having to challenge National Fire Protection Association Standard 1582, “Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments”. The standard prohibits those with amputations from conducting firefighting operations.

“Firefighters rally behind Gilbert fireman dealing with rule barring amputees from job” The Arizona Republic

“LA Amputee Firefighter Determined to Work in the Field Again” The O and P Edge, 2006

“Bromsgrove amputee is firefighter of the year” BBC, June 2010

“Amputee Firefighter Back to Work” Associated Press, August 2010

“Iraq War Veteran and Amputee Resumes Firefighting Career” WTTG, August 2010

“Area Firefighter Using Prosthetic With V-Hold Technology” KCTV, November 2010

“Lawrence firefighter using first-of-its-kind prosthetic technology” Well Commons, November 2010

“Firefighter offers hope to fellow amputee” Napersville Sun, May 2011

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“Excuses” Backstep, August 2010
“Safety is Relative” Backstep, March 2011



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Jeff chandler
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Very good explanation! I have been known to have the same rant.
2015-01-17 03:58:59
Anthony Correia
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Dave i agree with your whole post. However the one thing I'm not experiencing or seeing is the over safetyifcation. While i hear words spoke about being safe when possible, but not sacrificing service for safety. If anything, i see firefighters more aggressive than when i started many years back due to the increased protection…
2015-01-14 14:37:28
Jon Newton
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Well done. You make some awesome points. In regards to the "numbers".....(and kind of backing up your thought of changing tactics), we have often wondered why there is so much emphasis on RIT and the RIT/Industrial complex. I'm on Chicago and have worked in the Chicago Suburbs for almost 20 years. We've seen the advent…
2015-01-14 04:15:23
Marshall Sampietro
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spot on....
2015-01-02 14:43:50
Ron Ayotte
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“Over safetyification”... Dave, that is the best description of what those who want to prevent us from doing the job want to do to the job.
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