How to Reduce Heart Disease in Firefighters

  May 21, 2018

Its been very well documented that the leading cause of firefighter-on-duty deaths is related to heart disease. Therefore any information regarding decreasing the chances of heart disease are very valuable to the firefighting community. I’ve recently been researching the correlation between cholesterol and heart disease and have found some interesting correlations. The long-established dietary recommendations

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Get Ready for Summer with this Metabolic Firefighter Workout…

  May 16, 2018

Its now almost Summer (I hope).  Time to get into your summer uniform.  I hope it still fits… I do not hope you carry the extra weight and lethargy that can occur after a long winter.  We all have a tendency tendency to overindulge throughout the winter and workouts seem to take second place during

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Firefighters Do this Everyday- Your Daily Fitness Checkoff List.

  May 13, 2018

Be Physically Ready for Duty- Your Daily Fitness Checkoffs. At the beginning of each and every shift firefighters, EMTs and medic meticulously go through and check their gear (or at least they should be) to make sure that it is ready for the challenges of the day. Our equipment must be functioning properly and our

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Add this Exercise to Improve Firefighter Performance…

  May 11, 2018

We as fire rescue athletes are generally moving in unbalanced positions. Whether its climbing a ladder, pulling hose, or ventilating, we are usually in an unbalanced, split stance.  Therefore, one area of focus should be targeting in our workouts are the deep balancing muscles of the core. These muscles play an important role in holding

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Healthy Nutrition Tips for the Firehouse (or any house)…

  May 10, 2018

Cooking in the firehouse for a bunch of hungry firefighters is not easy, trust me I know. In most cases we sacrifice health for taste to avoid complaints and heckling. But, in order to change the culture of the fire service (to a healthier one) cooks and food choices need to get better. Here are

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