"I have been advised by several workmens comp attorneys; that no matter what language that is written into a waiver agreement, the City must still provide you with medical coverage. You cannot sign your coverage rights away, therefore, if you are…"
"Looking at it from a healthcare point of view it would seem to me that they would want their firefighters to have access to a gym to stay healthy. Our dept. just recently got some donated equipment and working out just 3 times a week has helped me…"
"This is still an ongoing issue for us and we are stunned by the position our City's administration has taken. Not once did they meet with us to discuss ways to prevent accidents from reoccuring. The incidents they cited as to why the gym is off…"
"OSHA certainly does. Spoke to an OSHA inspector last week about a case in which an employee was hurt while working out at his place of employment. It was classified as "work-related." The city must be trying to cut down on their liability…"
"What I can really use information that defines the need for firefighters to be in top physical condition. Escpecially information covering fire departments that allow members to workout while on duty."
"The person who responded to the article should rethink his reasons for being a firefighter. He is nothing more than a casualty waiting to happen and it will be only a matter of time before someone with his mentality dies in a fire or kills someone…"
The Administration of the City of Passaic, NJ (for which I have served proudly for 23 years), has recently banned on-duty firefighters from using the gym.The best way for you to get all the details surrounding this issue, without boring you with writing it all down, is to go to our website: www.fmbalocal13.org or reading the links attached. Our website has all the articles and medial coverage (just scroll down to the bottom of the home page).So the…See More
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