Firefighting

I would like to throw my two cents into the ring [concerning “Fits Over Fitness”]. For more than

Issue 3 and Volume 150.

I would like to throw my two cents into the ring [concerning “Fits Over Fitness”]. For more than 200 years, firefighters have competed at musters at local fairgrounds, after parades, and at many other “get-togethers.” Some of these events even resembled fire department activities–ladder raises, hose evolutions, apparatus positioning, pumping skills, and even competitions involving rescue operations. Did the IAFF and the IAFC sponsor any of these events, or did they conduct a demonstration to prevent or stop them? Why not? Maybe it`s because there was one element at all of these events that has been noticeably omitted at the Combat Challenge–alcohol. There may have been a few people who had a beer or something else to drink, but the overall atmosphere was one of health and fitness. We are not against the union for trying to look after the betterment of the fire service and its members, but is…

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