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Wellness & Fitness Section

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Tony Coleman
Battalion Chief
240-315-8408
Tony.Coleman@montgomerycountymd.gov
Mike Glazier
Captain
240-773-8901
Michael.Glazier@montgomerycountymd.gov

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The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service began a Joint Health and Wellness Initiative with IAFF Local 1664 in Fiscal Year 02. This program incorporates many of the aspects of the IAFF/IAFC Wellness Fitness Initiative. The focus is on medical, fitness and behavioral health of all fire and rescue personnel.

Battalion Chief Coleman is responsible for the delivery of these programs. Their office is located within the Fire and Rescue Wellness Center. The Center is located at 255 Rockville Pike, Suite 135, Rockville, Maryland 20850.

The programs coordinated by Battalion Chief Coleman and Captain Glazier include:


Fire and Rescue Occupational Medical Services (FROMS)

FROMS is our occupational health services. FROMS is a joint program between MCFRS and the Human Resources Division. FROMS is located at the Wellness Center. The staff at FROMS is led by Dr. Jill Captain and our Operations Manager is Rebecca Tax who can be reached at 240-777-5097.

  • FROMS Operating Hours:
    • Monday: 0730 – 1900
    • Tuesday: 0730 – 1900
    • Wednesday: 0730 – 1900
    • Thursday: 0730 – 1900
    • Friday: 0730 – 1900
    • Saturday: 0700 – Noon
      (alternate Saturdays only calendar for  2017)
      Note: Injury care is available during all business hours.
      • January 7
      • January 21
      • February 11
      • February 25
      • March 11
      • March 25
      • April 8
      • April 22
      • May 6
      • May 20
      • June 10
      • June 24
      • July 8
      • July 22
      • August 12
      • August 26
      • September 16
      • September 30
      • October 14
      • October 28
      • November 4
      • November 18
      • December 2
      • December 16
  • FROMS will be closed on the following holidays in 2017:
    • New Year's Day (Observed): January 2nd
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 16th
    • Presidents' Day: February 20th
    • Memorial Day: May 29th
    • Independence Day: July 4th
    • Labor Day: September 4th
    • Veterans’ Day: November 11th
    • Thanksgiving Day: November 23rd
    • Christmas Day (Observed): December 25th

Due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances, FROMS will be closed whenever the Montgomery County Government closes.  In the event FROMS closes due to an isolated incident (i.e., power outage at FROMS), a notice will be distributed via frs.all.

  • FROMS Forms
  • FROMS provides annual physicals to all career and volunteer Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel.
  • Medical care for work related injuries and illness
  • Follow up care for  Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures
  • Entry level physicals for career and volunteer personnel
  • Return to work exams for employees injured at work with lost time


FROMS
255 Rockville Pike Suite 135
Rockville, Maryland 20850
240-777-5185
240-777-5182 (fax)



MIDS - Medically Influenced Duty Status

The MIDS program assists with personnel who are injured or ill for both work and non-work related events. This program works with the Division of Risk Management, FROMS, OHR and Gallagher-Bassett Services, Inc. on all of our work related injuries and illnesses. (Information on MCI can be found at  http://www.mcsip.org)

This program schedules and monitors all light duty assignments, assists with Fitness for Duty Evaluations and other return to work issues. This position provides a vital link for our employees.


Fitness 

Although MCFRS does not currently have a dedicated Fitness Manager, BC Coleman and CA Glazier are continuing to run the program:

  • Training and coordinating the activities of our IAFF/ACE Certified Peer Fitness Trainers
  • Coordinating Fitness Equipment recommendations, specifications and purchasing
  • Coordinating exercise programs for CPAT Mentoring, Recruit Classes, Officer Training Officer Programs, Officer Candidate School
  • Reviewing injury statistics and providing recommendations for prevention
  • Meeting with all aspects of the fire and rescue community
  • Coordinating the annual fitness assessments


SCREEN

S arris
Colo
Rectal
Examination and
Education
Needs Program

On February 14, 2003, FF Chris Sarris succumbed to his battle against colon cancer. Colon cancer has struck our organization not once but three times in the last five years. In order to prevent this from happening again, Chris' dad, Mr. John Aravanis, has started and provided funding for the SCREEN program. A fund within Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has been established to support this program.

This program in partnership with Shady Grove and Washington Adventist Hospitals, FROMS and IAFF Local 1664, is focused on raising the level of awareness and education regarding colon cancer, Fecal Occult Blood Testing and providing funding assistance to firefighters desiring a colonoscopy not covered by insurance.

If you are interested in contributing to this program, please send your donations to:

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue
100 Edison Park Drive, 2nd Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
ATTN: SCREEN Program

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Battalion Chief Tony Coleman at 240-777-5083 or by email ( Tony.Coleman@montgomerycountymd.gov).

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