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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Kelly Jernigan
A Bit of Compassion
Thank you for taking the time to write this article. It's wonderful to know others share the same compassion for animals.
2014-09-27 13:53:01
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you John. I believe that part of the problem(s) is that some don't know how to pare down the material to what works for them. Another is that some believe that if XYZ worked for them is must and have to work for you, no exceptions. Finally, yes, I did get permission. Bill
2014-09-27 01:03:20
John Butler
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Hey Bill, good article. I've been building and selling flashover units since 2000. I've been preaching and practising flow path control since then. My first blitz attack (reset) was on a two storey house with flames out the 2nd storey window, back in 1996. We were first-in, as a 3 man crew on a ladder…
2014-09-27 00:54:12
Julian
A Bit of Compassion
Thanks for sharing your story. We bring our dogs to our office every day... What a fighter that doggy was.
2014-09-26 20:13:12
Ron Ayotte
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I got word last night that the dog crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday afternoon.
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