Tag Archives: fitness

Why Everyone Goes Home doesn’t always mean “Everyone Goes Home.”

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“You think I am brave because I carry a gun; well, your fathers are much braver because they carry responsibility, for you, your brothers, your sisters, and your mothers.” Charles Bronson as O’Reilly in “The Magnificent Seven”

Firefighter Health Week: Day Six

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Just like proper overhaul keeps us from coming back for a rekindle, good follow-through in wellness will keep you from falling back on old habits.

Firefighter Health Week: Day Five

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All the resources and support don’t mean a thing if you don’t take the actual steps to get in there and become healthier.

Firefighter Health Week: Day Four

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Just like the fireground, your wellness program needs a game plan.

Firefighter Health Week: Day Three

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There is plenty of support to keep you going, even if you’re the only one on the shift who doesn’t want to be a heart attack statistic.

Firefighter Health Week: Day Two

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Think of it as the 360-degree sizeup of your body.

Firefighter Health Week: Day One

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As equally important as mayday, bailout training and building construction but just not as glamorous. Maybe that’s why more die from heart attacks?

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Another reason why I say Safety Week should focus on primarily health and fitness and less on the fireground.

Amputees Challenge NFPA 1582

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Post this in quarters, particularly near the refrigerator and the TV. The majority of LODDs are due to medical issues. What does this challenge say to the firefighter with all his limbs attached when a amputee is in better possible shape?

You’re Offended?Video Shared By STATter911 Reveals Some of You Have A High Opinion of Yourselves

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I bet you’ll be curled up in your 9/11 memorial t-shirt with the tissues as the credits of the final episode of “Rescue Me” scroll upwards too.

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Backstep Firefighter

“To provide a point of critical thought about certain acts and events in the fire service while incorporating behavioral education and commentary in a referenced format.”

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Ron Ayotte
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Another great article, Dave.
2015-06-25 00:54:57
L. Brown
On The Job
"...if you aren’t happy where you are, many (including me) will ask what you’re doing to make a change either within the organization or within yourself. It’s not because we’re trying to give you a hard time, it’s just because we care and we prefer to associate ourselves we like-minded people who are motivated to…
2015-06-18 13:04:03
Bryan Lynch
Advancing Hoselines
The USFA would benefit from an overhaul in the way that they collect and disseminate data. The categories are generally broad and tend to tabulate LODD's by type rather than task. If we collected data based on fireground task performed (interior fire attack, vertical ventilation, search and rescue, VES, etc.) it paints a very different…
2015-06-08 18:36:34
aaron fields
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
I usually cringe when I get quoted. I am just saying what I believe, but often what you say gets filtered through what folks want to hear. In regards to being quoted in Dave's piece here, I am not only humbled, but happy to be included in such a fine piece. If you disagree with…
2015-06-07 00:15:35
Bill Schnaekel
Of Bunsen Burners, Thermocouples, Big Mustaches and Âľ Boots
Simple yet brilliant.
2015-06-05 14:35:07
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