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Medical Exam Process – Fire Season 2021

FMB Memo 20-001 adjusted or deferred typical pre-season fire preparedness requirements in order to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for the 2020 fire season. Per FMB Memo 20-015, as of January 1, 2021, the medical standards process will revert back to previous policy direction - exam required every 3-years (36-months) and self-certification in non-exam years. Please reference additional guidance located under the Agency Info tab above

Baselines- All employees participating in arduous duty wildland fire activities who have not completed a comprehensive baseline exam, must complete this exam through CHS prior to participating in the Work Capacity Test (WCT) for the 2021 fire season. This includes those individuals who received a Provisional Qualification in 2020.

Periodics - Firefighters who have not completed a medical qualification exam in the previous 36 months must complete a periodic exam through CHS prior to participating in the WCT for the 2021 fire season. Firefighters with existing Risk Mitigation/Waivers (RM/W) for ongoing medical conditions may want to consider bringing documentation from their healthcare provider regarding the current satus of their condition. Providing updated information at the time of the exam may facilitate a more timely qualification determination

Self Certification- All arduous personnel not required to complete an exam above through CHS must complete the DOI MSP Self-Certification Process. The Self-Certification process is available through the CHS Examinee Access System (EAS). Only those individuals whose most recent medical qualification determination was Qualified or Qualified with RM/W may complete a self-certification. Results of completed self-certifications will be printable through EAS. Self-certification results will also be viewable by management in CAS. It is recommended that self-certifications be completed at least five business days prior to a planned WCT.

Applicants receiving a determination of Not Qualified have an opportunity to participate in the Risk Mitigation/Waiver Process. Previous RM/Ws remain valid unless there is a change in medical condition. The Servicing Human Resource Office will initiate the RM/W process unless the applicant is an Administratively Determined or Emergency Firefighter (AD/EFF). The RM/W process for AD/EFFs is initiated and facilitated by the Fire Management Official (FMO).

For detailed information on the DOI MSP and Risk Mitigation/Waiver Process, please refer to the Tool Boxes on this page.

Reminders will not be sent out.

CAS users do not need to order self-certs, this can be done by the examinee via their EAS account, they will be notified of the results.

CAS users will be able to view the results when the self-certification is completed and uploaded by CHS



Comprehensive Health Services, LLC (CHS) – Exam Provider
CHSi Phone Number: 1-888-636-8619
CHSi Customer Service Email: wlff@chsmedical.com
CAS Link: https://cp.chsmedical.com/

EAS Link: https:eas.chsmedical.com/


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