Chief Eric Valliere explains the 2021 Safety Stand Down theme, 'Rebuild Rehab'

On-scene rehab is vital to firefighters' health; here's how firefighters can set aside a week to focus on rehab

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In this episode of the Side Alpha podcast, Scottsdale (Arizona) Assistant Fire Chief Eric Valliere explains this year's Safety Stand Down theme, "Rebuild Rehab," so members stay healthy on the incident scene. Chiefs Bashoor and Valliere talk about the physical issues that can arise when rehab efforts are not prioritized, ideas for integrating rehab activities into training, and where fire departments can learn more about the Safety Stand Down.

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