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The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 8 – Physical Fitness

By Thomas A. Merrill Volunteer firefighters come from all walks of life. Indeed, our ranks are filled with volunteers of all shapes and sizes. However, when the alarm bell rings and our citizens are in need, it is expected that those answering the call are not only technically competent and prepared to help but physically capable as well. Being a volunteer firefighter affords no excuse for not being physically up to the task; the professional volunteer firefighter should recognize this and strive to take care of himself through proper physical conditioning. Firefighters should need no extra motivation to get started or continue on with some type of regular workout routine. Look at th...

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