Firefighter Fitness: Tips for the Fire Service Warrior

Firefighting requires both physical and mental proficiency, and being in good shape can help save a firefighter’s life on the fireground. To encourage good fitness habits, Fire Engineering is partnering with Chris Brennan of Fire Service Warrior ( to bring you monthly fitness bulletins that you can easily print out and post in the fire station.

Download this month’s first installment as a PDF HERE.

This month’s bulletin deals with the benefits of warming up and goes through the fundamentals about performing a bodyweight squat, among other exercises.

For additional information about fitness and similar issues, visit Also, consider Michael Krueger’s monthly fitness columns on Fire Life, which you can find HERE.

CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN is a 14-year fire service veteran, a firefighter in the suburbs of Chicago, and the president of Spartan Concepts, Inc. He is a field instructor with the Illinois Fire Service Institute and has contributed articles to Fire Engineering. He maintains the Web site He is the author of The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter Readiness (Fire Engineering, 2011).



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