Fitness standards: Developing effective and legal tests for public safety professionals 2018-11-12T14:38:32+00:00



File Name:

Fitness-Standards.pdf

Date:

June 10, 2015

Type:

White Paper

Author:

Envisage Technologies

Categories:

Compliance Tracking, Fire & Rescue, Law Enforcement, Training & Equipment

Abstract:

Over the last century, public safety professionals have made extensive and frequent changes both to their duties and to the fitness standards required to attain and maintain these esteemed roles. When such yardsticks accurately measure the ability to perform essential job functions, first responders are safer and more effective. Irrelevant or inaccurate assessments, however, can result in reduced trust and collaboration during emergencies, endangerment of life or property, and extensive litigation. Only departments with a keen awareness of this landscape can avoid these pitfalls by crafting fitness paradigms that are legally defensible.

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