This website is designed to provide information regarding the Department of the Interior Wildland Firefighter Medical Standards Program, the Exam Process, and the Risk Mitigation/Waiver Process.
The Department of the Interior Medical Standards Program (DOI MSP) ensures that DOI arduous duty wildland firefighters meet the Federal Interagency Wildland Firefighter Medical Qualification Standards in order to safely and efficiently perform the essential functions of a wildland firefighter, without undue risk to themselves or others. The medical standards used by DOI MSP are also intended to ensure consistency and uniformity in the medical evaluation of applicants and incumbents for arduous wildland firefighting.
The Federal Interagency Wildland Firefighter Medical Qualification Standards only apply to arduous federal wildland firefighters. Non-arduous duty federal wildland firefighters and non-federal wildland firefighters should follow NWCG guidance on medical qualifications and standards.