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Three Steps to Building Endurance

03/31/2014 Firefighters tend to be either “gorillas”—weightlifters—or “gazelles”—runners. In this article, Ben Schloegel stresses that both strength and endurance are required for firefighting, and provides several steps to enhance endurance training.

Understanding Stress First Aid in the Fire Service

11/03/2013 Bill Carey challenges what the fire service knows about traditional critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and introduces the concept of Stress First Aid for fire and EMS personnel.

Live-Burn Training: How Much Is Too Much?

06/25/2013 Heat stress is a known problem on the fireground. In Sweden, however, fire service leaders have begun to study heat stress during live-burn training, specifically how it affects instructors. In this interview, we talk with Swedish researcher Stefan Svensson about what they’ve learned and how it might apply to U.S. fire instructors.


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