Applicant/Incumbant Wildland Firefighter (WLFF)
New Exam Process
Notifies FMO if medical condition changes. If the WLFF develops a change in medical status (injury or illness) between yearly medical exams that prevents them from performing arduous duty lasting longer than three consecutive weeks, contact the DOI MSP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-286-2521.
Attends exam with required information/items
- Confirm exam payment arrangements with FMO or SHRO before your exam
- Completed and signed exam paperwork
- Photo ID
- Corrective lenses (if applicable)
- Bring pertinent medical information for existing medical issues
- Supporting documents from personal physician
- Ensure all appropriate testing listed on the exam form is completed at the time of your exam
- Return your completed exam to your FMO or SHRO
- Ensure you receive a "Cleared" determination at the time of exam before you take the Work Capacity Test (WCT)
- Inform your FMO if your medical status (injury or illness) changes between medical exams
1st Level Risk Mitigation/Waiver Process
- Receives the opportunity memo (1.2_Initial_Letter_to_WLFF) from Servicing Human Resources Office (SHRO).
- Responds within 5 days of receiving letter
- Chooses to Opt out (1.2b) or,
- Chooses to participate in the 1st level Risk Mitigation/Waiver Process
If needed, requests from the FMO a 15 day Extension (1.2a_2.2b)
Participates in the Interactive Risk Assessment Process with the FMO and SHRO
- Gathers supporting documentation (up to 14 days allowed for response) - Relevant experience history and training in wildland firefighting or equivalent.
- Photocopy of your qualification/red card.
- Description of current and/or previous work experience pertinent to arduous duty.
- Attach a copy of your Responder Master Record from IQCS.
- IQCS Record: If your training/experience is incomplete, be sure and document thoroughly (e.g. Course # and/or description and date of training, and /or additional documentation.)
- Include any outside pertinent information that may support arduous duty
- Measures used to mitigate the risk of your medical condition(s) (e.g. Hearing - sit in front of the room when participating in meetings; wear protection whenever exposed to loud prolonged noises such as chainsaws, helicopters, and pumps.)
- Drafts the Risk Mitigation/Waiver memo with the FMO and SHRO
Reviews advice from Wildland Fire Safety Program Manager (WFSPM) with the SHRO and FMO, and makes revisions to the Risk Mitigation/Waiver memo if needed.
- Receives one of the following MO Decision memos from the SHRO
- Acceptable Risk decision memo
- Agrees to Acceptable Risk or Risk with Conditions
- Signs decision memo and responds back to SHRO within 10 days(1.9b)
- Unacceptable Risk decision memo
- Chooses not to participate in 2nd level Risk Mitigation/Waiver Process, or
- Notifies SHRO of intention to participate in 2nd level Risk Mitigation/Waiver Process (DOI MRB) within 15 days of 1st level determination(1.9c)
- 2nd level Risk Mitigation/Waiver Process (DOI MRB)
- If needed, requests from the FMO a 10 day Extension (1.2a_2.2b)
- Sends to SHRO within 10 days any additional supporting documentation not included in your 1st level review packet
- Additional medical information should be sent directly to DOI MSP at fax #(208) 433-6423.
- Receives Decision Memo from MO (Management Official)
- If applicable, receives notification of status change from DOI MSP