The typical day as a firefighter requires that we move and perform in ways that we may not be accustomed to. Whether it is picking a patient up off the floor during a routine medical emergency or dragging a charged hose line through a house fire, the stress put on the body is often times great enough to cause injury. One of the most effective ways to prevent these injuries is to train the body to be both strong and functional making the required work much easier. Building the proper base will improve strength, flexibility, and balance to allow CFR members to perform the jobs tasks demanded of them without causing damage to their body.
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The 10 Biggest Mistakes Firefighters Can Make With Their Fitness
Present by Lt. Jim Moss, Co-author of Firefighter Functional Fitness, at the ISFSI Fall Instructor Development Conference 2016.