Training to be more fit for duty

Ask four different firefighters what it means to be fit for duty and you might get four different answers. One might state that it would mean that you were able to pass the department physical exam. Another might answer the…

The Wedge: aggressive goal setting

The most crucial aspect of our work isn’t the finish line – it’s the aim. Goals are often designed with good intentions but poor technique. The Wedge is a free and open-source programme to aggressively enable the fire service with…

Month-long fitness and wellbeing charity campaign to support emergency services kicks off
A month-long charity campaign focused on helping front-line workers to improve their mental health and wellbeing has begun, with celebrity doctor Tom Naylor supporting the effort by urging the public to sign up. Taking place from 1 October, the Blue…
MDM Publishing Ltd to become Global Media Ambassadors to the 3M Scott Safety Healthy Firefighter Campaign.

MDM Publishing Ltd is delighted to have pledged their support as Global Media Ambassadors to the 3M Scott Safety Healthy Firefighter Campaign. John Dinning, Associate Director, Firefighter Solutions at 3M Scott Safety and Duncan White, Group Editor, MDM Publishing Ltd today…

Firefighter fitness: A functional approach

The fireground demands work capacity – plain and simple. There’s no app for forcing doors, advancing hose lines, or hooking ceiling. Achieving optimal work capacity is dependent on your functional training, which must be dynamic, comprehensive, and built for performance.

Firefighters pride themselves on their strategies, tactics, and skills. But when it really comes down to it, being “fit for duty” is the true foundation of every successful firefighter. You may be a tactical fireground expert, but if you are exhausted after climbing a few flights of stairs in full personal protective equipment, then it is time to take an honest look in the mirror and make some changes.

The British Firefighter Challenge 2017

A new event involving Firefighters testing their skills and fitness to the limit started last year in the UK. The British Firefighter Challenge was born after a group of friends, who competed in similar events across the world representing Great…

The physiologic effects of turnout gear

Turnout gear, also known as thermal protective clothing (TPC), is an encapsulating garment that is typically worn with respiratory protection. These garments protect the firefighter from external heat and flame but the tradeoff when donning these garments is impaired ability…

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