Back injuries suck. While not 100% avoidable, there are some things that you can do to prevent them. A lot of injuries of firefighters, EMTs and medics occur due to excessive torque on the back while twisting.  Moving patients to a cot, advancing heavy firehose, and carrying equipment all involve some twisting that can wreak…

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The muscles of the back are used for almost every motion on the fire and rescue ground– pulling hose, moving patients, climbing ladders and stairs (grabbing the hand rails) to name a few.  Here is an exercise you need to add to your Fire Rescue Workout to insure you are strengthening theses valuable muscles. I honestly…

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The muscles of the back are used for almost every motion on the fire and rescue ground– pulling hose, moving patients, climbing ladders and stairs (grabbing the hand rails) to name a few.  Here is an exercise you need to add to your Fire Rescue Workout to insure you are strengthening theses valuable muscles. I honestly…

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