Kayla Schmit outlines a physical fitness training program the Frederick County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue Services has implemented for its firefighters.
Interim Captain Steven W. Tower with the Goffstown (NH) Fire Department fell ill during a mandated physical fitness ability test and later died, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Clay Hicks recounts Senior Firefighter Nick Christopoulos's attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark for “most burpees completed in 12 hours.”
When it comes to carrying that weight, help a brother out. Illustration from Paul Combs.
The days of a fire service that requires only “strong backs and weak minds” are over. Why can’t we have strong backs and strong minds?
"If you apply the lessons you’ve learned from your mistakes and the personal wisdom you’ve gained from those struggles toward setting your new goals and charting your new course you’ll become virtually unstoppable," writes Michael Krueger.
"Finding the ideal place to train can take a bit of trial and error. This exploration is just another cog in the wheel of finding what works best for you," writes Michael Krueger,
"So, next time you are wondering if your training is effective, consider doing a little testing to see where you are in contrast to where you’ve come from," writes Michael Krueger.
"I try not to take in too much fitness news and research. By 'too much' I mean an amount that makes me confused and crazy. Most of the time that isn’t a problem, but occasionally it is," writes Michael Krueger.
Michael Krueger takes a look at this essential multipurpose exercise that can intimidate even the most physically fit person.