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NFPA Vision & Hearing Requirements

Candidate Physical Ability Test - PDF

6.4 Eyes and Vision.
6.4.1 CategoryAmedical conditions shall include the following:
(1)*Far visual acuity less than 20/40 binocular, corrected with contact lenses or spectacles, or far visual acuity less than 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles, uncorrected
(2)*Color perception — monochromatic vision resulting in inability to use imaging devices such as thermal imaging cameras
(3)*Monocular vision
(4) Any eye condition that results in the candidate not being able to safely perform one or more of the essential job tasks
6.4.2 Category B medical conditions shall include the following:
(1)*Diseases of the eye such as retinal detachment, progressive retinopathy, or optic neuritis
(2)*Ophthalmological procedures such as radial keratotomy, Lasik procedure, or repair of retinal detachment
(3) Peripheral vision in the horizontal meridian of less than 110 degrees in the better eye or any condition that significantly affects peripheral vision in both eyes

6.5* Ears and Hearing.
6.5.1 CategoryAmedical conditions shall include the following:

(1) Chronic vertigo or impaired balance as demonstrated by the inability to tandem gait walk
(2) On audiometric testing, average hearing loss in the unaided better ear greater than 40 decibels (dB) at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2000 Hz, and 3000 Hz when the audiometric device is calibrated to ANSI Z24.5, Audiometric Device Testing
(3) Any ear condition (or hearing impairment) that results in the candidate not being able to safely perform one or more of the essential job tasks
(4)*Hearing aid or cochlear implant

6.5.2 Category B medical conditions shall include the following:
(1)*Unequal hearing loss
(2) Average uncorrected hearing deficit at the test frequencies 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2000 Hz, and 3000 Hz greater than 40 dB in either ear
(3) Atresia, stenosis, or tumor of the auditory canal
(4)*External otitis, recurrent
(5)*Agenesis or traumatic deformity of the auricle
(6)*Mastoiditis or surgical deformity of the mastoid
(7)*Ménière’s syndrome, labyrinthitis, or tinnitus
(8)*Otitis media, recurrent
(9) Surgical procedures to correct or improve hearing or other conditions of the ear

Last updated: 20/05/2014 11:38:46 AM