A Utica (NY) board has approved paying a total of $21,500 to firefighters who have passed a department fitness test.
Fire Service Warrior's Chris Brennan adds a few new exercise recommendations for your routine in this month's free firefighter fitness bulletin.
Posture can seriously affect a firefighter's workout and their tendency to get injured. John Hofman writes that an assessment of your firefighters' current fitness habits can help you better tailor your exercise program to their needs.
Ed Hadfield discusses developing a systematic approach to meal planning and nutrition that will give firefighters the macronutrients their bodies need to perform.
Freehold Fire Department (NJ) Chief Ryan Bailey states that heart attacks are the leading cause of death among firefighters and that he is working to require that all firefighters undergo an annual physical
In this month's firefighter fitness bulletin, Chris Brennan of Fire Service Warrior takes a look at those two mainstays of bodyweight exercise--push-ups and pull-ups.
Ed Hadfield writes in response to Coach John Hofman's concerns about fire departments using CrossFit as the basis for their firefighter fitness programs.
The fire service has the ability to lower the statistics on cardiac-related deaths through physical exams and physical conditioning. Tom Warren writes that it is incumbent upon every fire service leader to protect their firefighters and their families through the NFPA Standard 1582, Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments.
In this commentary piece, John Hofman examines the potential down side of CrossFit in the fire service and cautions departments to take care when choosing a fitness program for their firefighters.
Ed Hadfield discusses how CrossFit training can improve firefighters' mental toughness and their ability to work as a team on the fireground.