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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“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
“FEAR” by Ric Jorge
Ric, excellent article. Your FD is not the only one that suffers from TAS (Training Anxiety Syndrome). Same circus, different community. As far as seeking help from an EAP, I did take advantage of my community's EAP 8 years into my career. I was heading down the road to a separation/divorce after I got promoted…
2014-12-04 16:04:47
Mike McAdams
Who Looks After The Victims?
Captain LeBlanc, Great point in the blog debating the new and old techniques and how to blend them into that first minutes on the fire ground. One of the first points stated was “Unless they know your manpower, resources and abilities, and are standing in that front lawn at 2:00 a.m., all they can do…
2014-12-02 14:45:23
Ruel Douvillier
Who Looks After The Victims?
I suspect these new tactics are all related to the NFPA standard that came out a few years ago recommending higher manpower on apparatus than the authorities having jurisdiction were prepared to implement. For the 30+ years that I've been fighting fires, UL and NIST have been using the data that they gained by setting…
2014-12-02 11:48:44
Joseph carroll
Who Looks After The Victims?
I work in a dept with 2 man Engine cos, man powers is an issue with our first due assignment. (3 engs,2 Trks , Batt Chief). Usually 13 Firefighters on the assignment. At times the exterior attack has no option, heavy fire too include exposures etc. some new leaders feel that this exterior attack is…
2014-12-01 19:05:51
Brian
Who Looks After The Victims?
Am I missing the old SSLEEVES-OCD pneumonic??? seems that one. It addressed alot of the things we have to think of, and the new Slicers is something that I think in right circumstances and construction would make sense, but at other times might be completely useless. I have watched and read alot of the NIST…
2014-12-01 02:10:06
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