Firefighter Health & Safety



Functional vs. Specific

Performing an exercise just because someone said it is functional may not offer the added benefits of a specific exercise, writes John Hofman.


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Why Fight It? Implementing a Health and Fitness Program

Implementing such a program ensures you are doing everything you can to provide the best service to your community an...

CSB Releases Analysis About Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CA)

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a technical evaluation report on tubing samples taken from the Tesoro R...

Cincinnati Firefighters Wonder About Queen City Barrel Fire's Health Impact

Lt. David Herth describes the Queen City Barrel blaze as "one of the most exciting fires" he has ...

FDNY Probies Contract MRSA at Academy

Several probationary firefighters contracted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections at the Fir...

Symptoms of Depression Among First Responders

First responders are often at a greater risk of suffering from depression than other professions because of both the ...


Ohio Firefighters May Face Discipline for Lack of Exercise

Firefighters in one Ohio town may face discipline if they aren't getting enough exercise, according to a news report.

Letter to the Editor: Norfolk Firefighter Fitness Evaluations

Norfolk (VA) Fire Chief Jeff Wise provides some clarification on a recent story regarding firefighter fitness testing in his department.

Top 5 Cardio Equipment for Firefighters

John Hofman, strength and conditioning coach for the Sacramento (CA) Fire Department, looks at what he considers to be the five best piece of exercise equipment for firefighters.

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The information presented here will help you in your quest for optimal health for you and your department members. Sponsored by the NVFC.


One Hospitalized After Chicago Fire That Prompted Mayday

An elderly woman was hospitalized after a fire yesterday morning that prompted a Chicago firefighter to call a Mayday.

Idaho Firefighters Escape Wildfire; Apparatus Destroyed

Firefighters in Idaho had a near miss when a wildfire overran a Richfield Fire Department apparatus.

Firefighters Hurt in Pennsylvania Tower Ladder Failure

Three Pennsylvania firefighters were hospitalized after suffered reported nonlife-threatening injuries after a tower ladder failed last night.

Detroit Firefighter Injured in Fire at Structure Owned by Hospital

A Detroit firefighter was injured fighting a fire in a building owned by Henry Ford Hospital.

Fireground Safety

Bus Fires: Best Practices for Reducing the Risk

Bus fire safety encompasses many aspects of design, operation, maintenance, evacuation, and first responders. Fredrik Rosen of SP Fire Research on current research being conducted in Sweden on bus fire safety and response.

343 Miles for 343 Fallen Brothers Memorial 9-11 Walk/Run

Please join us on Sunday September 7th,2013 at 5 PM at Delcastle Park on McKennan's Church Road in Wilmington,Delaware for the ANNUAL FIRST STATE F.O.O.L.S. 343 MILES FOR 343 FALLEN BROTHERS SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL WALK/RUN.

NFPA Launches Interactive 2014 Fire Prevention Week Quiz

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering an online, interactive quiz for members of the public looking to test their fire safety smarts.

Texas Firefighter Hurt in Fall at Church Fire

A firefighter suffered minor injuries when he fell during firefighting operations at a church fire Tuesday morning in St. Paul, Texas.


Focused Training

Let’s talk a bit about changing a life based on simple habit to one based on focused and mindful decisions.

What Is Your Training Personality?

Your training is greatly affected by your goals, but your history with exercise, your experience with sports, and your personality have a lot of influence as well.

Long-Term Success

I’ve been thinking about this lately because I have a number of clients who are taking sabbaticals from training, and I just don’t understand why.

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Why Fight It? Implementing a Health and Fitness Program

August 19, 2014 Implementing such a program ensures you are doing everything you can to provide the best service to your community an...

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November 2013
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