Fire-fighter health check (PPME)
When is the fire-fighter health check necessary?
If you work for the fire brigade and are a fire-fighter, this examination is for you. It is age-dependent and required by law. If you’re younger than 40, you need to undergo the examination every four years. If you’re between 40 and 50, every other year. And if you’re over 50, every year. Once you’ve completed the examination, you’ll receive a certificate of medical fitness.
What does the fire-fighter health check involve?
The fire-fighter health check consists of two parts: medical and physical. During the medical part of the check, aspects including your height, weight and blood pressure are measured. Your eyesight and hearing are also checked. And you undergo a physical examination. In so doing, the medical examiner assesses your mental state, your eyesight and hearing, and any risk factors linked to cardiovascular disease. The physical part of the examination focuses on potential situations during a call-out. The medical examiner tests for fitness and vitality. This part of the examination consists of:
- Ladder-climbing test;
- Balance test;
- Dragging a dummy;
- Forcing open a door;
- Crouching through a tunnel;
- Stair-climbing test.
We perform the following examinations:
- Periodic fire-fighter assessment (PPME protocol)
- Pre-appointment medical examination (PPME protocol)
- Fire-fighter reassessment (PPME protocol)
- Periodic assessment for fire-fighting duty officers
- Pre-appointment medical examination for fire-fighting duty officers
- Optional laboratory module
We’d be happy to help you if you have any questions about the examination. Don’t hesitate to call us at +31 (0)20 649 30 72 or send us an email. You can submit your details using this form and we’ll contact you within one working day.
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