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  • The Firefighter Fitness Pentagon: Part 5 - Flexibility

    Rod Hammer reports on the need for flexibility in the fire service to meet the range of motion requirements for the job because firefighting requires more functional flexibility than most occupations.

    Article • July 1st, 2004

  • The Firefighter Fitness Pentagon: Part 4 – Body Composition

    Rod Hammer reports on the need for firefighters to lose weight and become healthier in order to reduce health risks.

    Article • March 31st, 2004

  • The Firefighter Fitness Pentagon: Part 3 – Muscular Strength and Endurance

    Rod Hammer discusses how increasing muscular fitness will allow you to perform fire suppression activities better and reduce on-the-job injuries.

    Article • January 31st, 2004

  • Fire Studies Hepatitis & Cancer

    By request of the author, this article is not available online

    Article • November 30th, 2003

  • The Firefighter Fitness Pentagon – Part 2

    Rod Hammer continues a series of articles on the impact and importance of the “firefighter fitness pentagon” in developing a fitness and wellness program.

    Article • September 1st, 2003

  • The Firefighter Fitness Pentagon – Part 1

    Rod Hammer launches a series of articles on the impact and importance of the “firefighter fitness pentagon” in developing a fitness and wellness program.

    Article • August 1st, 2003

  • Hearts on Fire: The Hot News On How Inflammation Kills

    Jeffrey Fisher, M.D., investigates cardiac inflammation as a cause of firefighter fatalities, with the goal of preventing future occurrences.

    Article • July 1st, 2003

  • Fitness Initiative Pays Off, Professionally & Personally

    As an industry, firefighters always have been at the top of the list of dangerous occupations. It took, however, the tragic attack on America to bring the reality of how physically demanding firefighting is to the American public. In the aftermath...

    Article • November 30th, 2002

  • Firefighter Fitness

    John Hayford explains how eating a well-balanced meal can serve in lieu of dietary supplements.

    Article • May 1st, 1997

  • Sure-Fire Tips For A Healthier Lifestyle

    You can pick up any magazine or newspaper or watch any number of TV shows and find someone giving (or selling) advice on health, fitness and nutrition issues. The advice can be confusing and even contradictory. Before you trade your workout gear for a...

    Article • March 31st, 1997

  • Firefighter Fitness

    John Hayford looks at why playing sports cannot get you in shape to meet the physical demands of firefighting.

    Article • May 1st, 1996

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