Emergency Responder Health - E.R.H. has many services available for all aspects of Health & Wellness within the Public Safety profession. We strive to guide departments into a Wellness Initiative track that can be self-managed and continually reassessed. Knowing what you have to work with, personnel within your perspective departments is the first step to acknowledging what you need. Then taking the proper steps to building a stronger, healthier workforce that will decrease injury incidence, time away from work and quicker turnaround time on injuries.
This next step is to improve work efficiency and moral. This will keep those first responders on the job longer, health & safety conscious as well as save money within department budgets. The overall savings from a good Wellness Program will put money back into those areas of the department that have been taken from like, training, equipment purchases, new personnel, uniforms, etc... Take some time to look over our services and see where we can assist you in your Health & Wellness development.
One of the easier ways to get a new physical agility testing program validated is through the Content Validation Process. Our E.R.H. staff will come in and evaluate current testing and perform the necessary study so as to validate the testing process to see if changes need to be made. Whether it be new hire testing, annual incumbent testing of existing program or transporting another test used at a similar department. We can offer validation.
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JOB RELATED ABILITY TEST - JRAT
The JRAT was created for Horry County Fire back in 2006 for New Hire Agility Testing and for Annual Incumbent Testing. Since then there have been over 7000 JRAT's performed within Horry County and over 1000 outside the area. The JRAT was also adopted by departments across the state and as far as Alabama.
The E.R.H. staff can create a JRAT for your department too. Along with the JRAT came the EMS JRAT which too had great success. Agility testing development can be utilized by all facets of Public Safety from Fire Departments, EMS to Police and Detention Officers. Just give us a call, we are here to help!
JRAT video link:
VO2 AEROBIC ASSESSMENT
The VO2 testing that we do at your location is a combination of Micro-FIT with the Sub-Max ergocycle test. This assessment of Aerobic health gives the proctor an 85% predictor of VO2. It can be setup at any location with minimal effort making it more user friendly for those departments that may need a mobile testing system. Click on the chart for information on the 3 Min Step Test!
Looking to implement a Wellness Initiative or just looking to add to your existing program, well, here at E.R.H. you will receive guidance with all aspects of Wellness.
Your program will include Injury Prevention, Exercise and Fitness routines, Flexibility Training, Policy Development, Dietary Guidance, Hydration and Rehab, Behavioral Health and Stress Recognition, as well as many other facets of Wellness for a well-rounded Holistic approach.
Contact us now for more information!
FITNESS AWARENESS PROGRAM
Developed by E.R.H. and the members of the SCFFIT team, this program was created for the South Carolina fire service to help build a more fit and informed workforce as it pertains to Health & Fitness.
Check it out here:
INJURY CAUSE PROBABILITY - ICP
The ICP software was created to help administrators of Health & Safety pin point the probability of incidence with cause. The software doesn't stop there, it will also guide you through programming to lessen that probability for those individuals and/or department as a whole. Some of the programs that the ICP will include from its calculation model will be:
- Weight Management Programming
- Proper Lifting & Moving Techniques
- Fitness and Aerobic Programs
- Joint Health
- Rehab & Rest Program
- Ergonomics of Public Safety
- Proper Hydration
- Dietary Guidance (on-the-job eating)
Just to name a few. All these and more are available with the software package.
The Wellness & Fitness professionals at E.R.H. are available for seminars, public speaking, presentations and skills seminars. A variety of Wellness, Fitness and Exercise seminars available in 1/2 day sessions to full day sessions. Let us know how we can assist!
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN-FMS
Almost every fire, EMS, and police service run into the problem with injuries from back and muscular skeletal. These areas of concern can be discovered with the application of a FMS assessment.
What is FMS?
FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.
These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic loco motor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.
Here at E.R.H. we can come in and perform these screens for personnel in your department. Contact E.R.H. for more information.
Incident Cause Predictor-ICP