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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Dave LeBlanc
Who Looks After The Victims?
Dave - I think the reason there is a debate is because the message is so contorted. From those that have chosen to manipulate the information to suit their position, the the ISFSI own website saying different things about what the tactics truly are. I agree 100% with giving everyone the information and letting them…
2014-11-20 22:06:56
Dave Skidmore
Who Looks After The Victims?
I'm glad you identified the "one issue no one is discussing, the lack of manpower on scene". My department runs a single apparatus, staffed with a minimum of 4 guys sometimes 5, with our second due being either our paid call or mutual aid - either option realistically being 10 plus minutes behind the first…
2014-11-19 22:01:40
Heath Smith
Who Looks After The Victims?
Great article Dave. I agree with your comment that "they became traditions because they work." And yes if you change the focus from life safety to your own safety how about holding a town meeting and letting those you swore to protect know whats going on, I am sure they will see your point!
2014-11-19 19:28:21
Ron Ayotte
Who Looks After The Victims?
Excellence as usual, Dave.
2014-11-19 03:39:35
Ron Ayotte
Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III
David... excellent series.
2014-11-15 02:37:13
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