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Type 1 Diabetes and Fire/EMT??

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by MattDubs, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    MattDubs

    MattDubs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a few questions for you Firefighters...


    can you be a type 1 diabetic and a Firefighter? I know there are physicals and Im not sure if a type 1 can pass?



    Matt

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  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    TacoSID138

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    hey dude sorry to hear that you were Dx with diabetes. tough shit. i dont know if it is a disqualifier..... i would go to one of the stations around your hometown and talk to the captin, im sure he/she would know.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    Highland Logan

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    I think you should ask the local Fire Dept. where you plan to apply, not ask strangers on the internet who have only opinions. Never take No from someone who can't tell you Yes, and never take Yes from someone who can't back it up.

    Frank
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    Hey man. I am also a type on diabetic (insulin dependent). There are laws that protect us from being turned down from a job due to our condition. Id advise you take a look at them.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    MattDubs

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    ^Funny you say that, I however have been denied 1 job as a civilian contractor, as well as lost a job indirectly related to my being diabetic. I am not the type to sue over such things but I do feel it is complete Bull Shit.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    That is. You have every right to sue but its ultamently your choice. Do you have any trouble managing your diabetes?
     
  7. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    MattDubs

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    Lately yes but only because I don't have any health Insurance. After my last job forced me into resigning, I have just been working 2 Part Time jobs without insurance coverage from either. Since Cobra was way too much to maintain so I had to cancel it. Another reason why I am seriously considering this career change. Radiology has become a very flooded field.
     
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