The physical demands of firefighting are evident, and a high level of physical fitness is required to perform the job safely. Unfortunately, the majority of firefighters remain unfit for duty. In this session we will investigate the relationship between physical fitness (i.e. cardiovascular and muscular endurance) and performance on the fire ground. Regular exercise is an effective strategy to prevent/attenuate multiple health risks, as well as improve first responder health and job performance.
SPEAKER • DR. ANNMARIE CHIZEWSKI