functional first responder fitness
We as first responders rely on many tools to help us perform the tasks required on the emergency scene.
One common trait about all these tools is that they all require a physically capable body to operate them. Here is a great post from FRF with the fitness tools that every first responder should be using to help them perform when needed.
What makes an exercise “functional” for firefighters, EMTs, and medics? In this post Aaron Zamzow from FRF shows us an example with the kneeling shoulder press. This is a great exercise to work the postural muscles of the shoulders and upper back and core. Click to link to hear more…Read More
These three exercises can dramatically improve the way you move on and off the fire/ rescue scene. They can also reduce back pain and improve core strength. Are you doing these?Read More
Every first responder should be taking these steps to improve their health and fitness. Will you be one of them? Take care of yourself so that you can take care of those you serve.Read More
We, as first responders (firefighters, EMTs, and medics) face many challenges and stress. A continued exposure to stress can take a toll on our physical and mental health, making it imperative that we find ways to continually manage our physical and mental health. One way is to embrace technology and find apps and platforms that can help. In today’s world, there are countless fitness apps to choose from. So, which one should you download if you’re a firefighter?Read More
The stress we face as first responders is greater than ever. You must, as a dedicated first responder, commit to managing stress and health. Take care of yourself so you can take care of those you serve (community, crew, family).Read More