The Firefighter Athlete

By Ben Schloegel When it comes to being physically prepared to do this job, you most likely will fall into one of two categories: an asset or a liability. When your job is broken down to its most fundamental element and level, you can either put your body—your single greatest resource—to task when it matters the most, or you will impede and impair fireground operations when they matter the most. Assets and liabilities: The basic balance sheet of the fire service or any business. Gear and gizmos are great, but human bodies get the work done. Some simply cannot do this job, especially when it matters most. Perhaps you've spent too much time taking advantage of the downtime; you've lost mot...

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