Health & Wellness
FULL LIST OF Health & Wellness Tips
This will establish a running history about your health during your time as a firefighter.
Hold a short debriefing–
An incident that produces bad results for either the fire department or for those who called for help can create stress for each responder. Having a quick debrief right after the incident is a good way to communicate with the responding crews.
How to stay injury free–
From a sports medicine and corrective exercise science perspective, focus on these three simple daily activities.
How to prevent knee injuries–
Firefighting is a job that requires you to be able to step up and down, squat and kneel frequently, which can pose potential problems for your knees. Here are some exercises you can do to prevent injury and pain.
Strong at heart–
Heart attacks are the number one cause of on-duty firefighter deaths. Heart disease affects 80 million Americans, and the emergency services are not immune. In fact, the stress put on the heart and body by emergency response activities creates an increased risk of heart attack...
Strength for life–
Practicing good fitness and nutrition are key factors in achieving a healthy heart, body, and mind...
Stand strong against cancer–
Firefighters and emergency responders may face increased risk of cancer due to environmental and behavior factors...
Proper PPE use protects firefighter health–
There are obvious safety reasons for wearing full PPE correctly every time, but there are also important health reasons
Head strong: The importance of mental wellbeing–
It is important to realize the impact that fighting fires and responding to emergencies has on the mental wellbeing of emergency personnel...
Work on your weaknesses–
As a fitness trainer for more than seven years, I learned many universal truths about people and their fitness habits.
Simple ways to add antioxidents to your diet–
Antioxidants help repair your body from the inside out, boost your immune system and help you get well sooner when you're feeling ill. Here are a few ways you can easily integrate them into your daily diet.
A Time-out for Safety–
With Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week under way, many fire and EMS agencies are taking a time-out from regular training activities to have a department safety stand-down...
Implementing fitness standards–
To implement fitness standards, the norm for most fire departments starts with a yearly medical physical...
Recognize Risk Factors–
Exposures occur in several forms and by several routes. Respiratory exposures occur because firefighters remove breathing apparatus without knowing airborne hazards exist...
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