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 (http://www.fireservicewarrior.com) 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.
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 www.fireservicewarrior.com. He is the author of The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter Readiness (Fire Engineering, 2011).
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