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?
Bryan Fass reviews some common ways firefighters can get injured during EMS calls and ways to avoid getting hurt.
Requiring a firefighter to undergo a fit-for-duty (FFD) examination is legal. However, the order must be for a legitimate evaluation process, not a mechanism to terminate a member of an organization. Related legal cases are reviewed, as are applicable fire service standards.
In this week's Humpday Hangout, the ISFSI panel—including Stephen Shaw, Aaron Heller, and Tony Carroll—welcomes special guests Dan Kerrigan and Jim Moss.
The O2X Human Performance Workshop is designed to help firefighters start, stay and finish their careers strong.
The Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Cooperative focuses on firefighter safety and health issues in the state and provides education, training, and the sharing of best practices to minimize the risks and exposures.
What does it mean to be a "tactical athlete"? Todd LeDuc looks at the performance expectations of the fireground.
Dena Ali discusses research related to firefighting that shows the conditions that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and attempted suicide and the interventions that possibly could promote post-traumatic growth and build resilience in firefighters.
For eight functional exercises related to fireground tasks, you only need your body and equipment that is commonly found on your fire apparatus.
While performing fire department mandated physical fitness training, Captain Earnest McDuffie was running at a local park and fell unconscious.