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Jacob McAfee on the challenges of implementing a firefighter wellness and fitness program in your department.      

Why Fight It?

Jacob McAfee on the challenges of implementing a firefighter wellness and fitness program in your department.

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Family Members of Injured Kentucky Firefighters Give Update

Family members of two Campbellsville firefighters who were shocked while helping Campbellsville University students w...

Colleges in Boston Required to Release Off-Campus Addresses

The Boston City Council on Wednesday voted to require colleges with a presence in Boston to provide a list of off-cam...

Durbin, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Announce Grant for Firefighter Suicide Prevention Initiatives

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, announced today that the Federal Emergen...

Which Supplements Do You Need?

Sacramento (CA) Fire Department Strength and Conditioning Coach John Hofman returns with this informative look at the...

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...

FIREFIGHTER FITNESS

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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TRAINING GUIDE

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

FIREFIGHTER NEAR MISSES

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

Smoking Materials Cause Fire at University of Kansas Fraternity House

Just before noon on August 26, 2014, a fire broke out at the Sigma Chi fraternity house, located in the 1400 block of Tennessee Street, Lawrence, KS, near the University of Kansas. 

Auditor States San Diego FD Should Hire, Not Rely on Overtime

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department should consider hiring additional personnel instead of relying on overtime to fill staffing vacancies, according to a city auditor's report released today.

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.

FIRE FITNESS WITH MICHAEL KRUEGER

...Because They Are Hard

Training is supposed to be hard so that the rest of what you do is easier. Pushing yourself now makes possible going above and beyond what you thought you could do later.

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.

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Family Members of Injured Kentucky Firefighters Give Update

August 28, 2014 Family members of two Campbellsville firefighters who were shocked while helping Campbellsville University students w...

Fire Engineering

November 2013
Volume 166, Issue 11
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