San Antonio Fire Department
Health & Wellness

The Health and Wellness Division provides medical physicals designed to provide early detection of serious medical conditions and encourage better health. The program has been modeled after the International Association of Fire Fighters/International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFF/IAFC) Wellness-Fitness Initiative and in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards 1582. It is the goal of the Wellness Program that employees of the SAFD remain healthy and productive throughout their careers and on into retirement.

To promote a healthy and fit workforce we purchase and maintain fitness equipment at fire facilities throughout the city. A cross fit gym is available at the Fire Training Academy where certified Fitness Trainers teach cross fit classes daily for employees.

The staff Dietitian provides the information necessary to assist in addressing medical challenges, meeting weight lose goals or just to improve one’s diet.

To assist employees and their families with their emotional wellbeing, the Health & Wellness Division continued to provide several options. The Employee Assistance Program is provided by Deer Oaks and is designed to assist employees and their families with work and personal issues. Our staff Psychologist advised and participated in the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Team, provided continual training and support for the Peer Support Program, and was also available to assist employees and their families with personal and professional issues. Our Peer Support and Chaplaincy Program provide employees with the opportunity to talk to a fellow employee or seek spiritual guidance.

The SAFD Infection Control Officer tracks employee immunizations, conducts classes on how to reduce or eliminate the risks associated with exposure to potentially transmissible infections while caring for the sick and injured, and provides direction when an employee is exposed and tracks all blood borne exposures.



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