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What do you do to improve your skills and fitness?

Started Sep 9, 2012 0 Replies

With September 11th coming up this week, I decided to blog about firefighter fitness motivation. The blog reviews the firefighter fatality data from 2011 and asks the question: "Are You Fit for…Continue

Tags: motivation, fire, workout, fitness, firefighter

To Workout or Not? When and what type of workouts do you do on shift?

Started Jul 29, 2012 0 Replies

This is a major concern for the fire rescue athlete,.  On one hand we know we should be working out to stay and get fit for duty.  Yet , if we burn out in the gym we won't be able to perform when it…Continue

Tags: athlete, to, or, not, rescue

How Do You Define Firefighter Fit?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Zamzow Jun 1, 2012. 9 Replies

Most people, when asked this question, will normally think about how much weight they can lift or if the are overweight or not.  I argue that being "firefighter fit (fire rescue fit) is much more…Continue

Tags: fit, rescue, athlete, health, assessments

 

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Stay Hydrated, Stay Alive...

Heart attack and strokes are more likely to kill firefighters than an actual fire.  A recent research article just confirmed one of the major reasons why.   The research confirms that the physical demands of firefighting may trigger the formation of blood clots and impair blood vessel function -- two factors associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke.  (You can read more about that research by…See More
Apr 13
Aaron Zamzow's blog post was featured

Get Paid to Get Fire Rescue Fit in 2017!

Over $2,500 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics! YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others!  Don't wait, get your program and get started today!The purpose of the contest is to motivate Firefighters, EMTs and Medics to change the unhealthy culture of the fire service.   Statistics show that the obesity rate in firefighters is higher than the general population.  Sadly, firefighters are more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke than in a fire…See More
Jan 12
Aaron Zamzow posted a blog post

Get Paid to Get Fire Rescue Fit in 2017!

Over $2,500 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics! YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others!  Don't wait, get your program and get started today!The purpose of the contest is to motivate Firefighters, EMTs and Medics to change the unhealthy culture of the fire service.   Statistics show that the obesity rate in firefighters is higher than the general population.  Sadly, firefighters are more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke than in a fire…See More
Jan 10
Ron King (Deputy Chief) liked Aaron Zamzow's blog post 5 Healthy Food Hacks for Fire Rescue Athletes
May 5, 2016
Aaron Zamzow's blog post was featured

5 Healthy Food Hacks for Fire Rescue Athletes

Do you want to know how fit fire rescue athletes make nutritious meal choices?  Here are some shortcuts, go-to recipes, cooking suggestions and go-to snacks for making the life of a fire rescue athlete a little healthier.Eating healthy with a demanding job can be difficult.  Add in the fact that the firehouse is usually full of non-nutritious choices like cakes and baked goods and its no wonder that obesity, diabetes and heart disease are huge concerns in the fire industry.  Yet, as any busy…See More
Apr 25, 2016
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5 Healthy Food Hacks for Fire Rescue Athletes

Do you want to know how fit fire rescue athletes make nutritious meal choices?  Here are some shortcuts, go-to recipes, cooking suggestions and go-to snacks for making the life of a fire rescue athlete a little healthier.Eating healthy with a demanding job can be difficult.  Add in the fact that the firehouse is usually full of non-nutritious choices like cakes and baked goods and its no wonder that obesity, diabetes and heart disease are huge concerns in the fire industry.  Yet, as any busy…See More
Apr 14, 2016
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Stay fit for duty. Make these part of your daily check off...
Apr 14, 2016
Ron King (Deputy Chief) liked Aaron Zamzow's blog post Stop Exercising and Start Training to Get Fire Rescue Fit...
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Firefighter Fitness- 4 Reasons Why You’re Not Seeing Results…

Its the dead of winter, football season is over and spring seems so far away.  This is also the excuse season, the time of the year where most people fall off the fitness wagon and start to make excuses.  Its especially easy to make excuses and miss workouts if your not seeing results.  So, today I wanted to give you a little guidance and motivation (check out the FRF Fit for Duty Challenge) to…See More
Feb 15, 2016
Aaron Zamzow posted a blog post

Firefighter Fitness- 4 Reasons Why You’re Not Seeing Results…

Its the dead of winter, football season is over and spring seems so far away.  This is also the excuse season, the time of the year where most people fall off the fitness wagon and start to make excuses.  Its especially easy to make excuses and miss workouts if your not seeing results.  So, today I wanted to give you a little guidance and motivation (check out the FRF Fit for Duty Challenge) to…See More
Feb 12, 2016
FDPioCoach commented on Aaron Zamzow's blog post Stop Exercising and Start Training to Get Fire Rescue Fit...
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Feb 2, 2016
Aaron Zamzow's blog post was featured

Stop Exercising and Start Training to Get Fire Rescue Fit...

Before I worked as a firefighter, I was a trainer in both large and small health clubs.  During that time I would see a lot of people exercising consistently and with intensity but only make a limited amount of fitness progress.  Why? Because we are all creatures of habit in the gym and out.  These “snail paced progress” gym goers were all doing the same thing… exercising, not training.  And yes, their is a difference.What is Exercising?Exercise is physical activity performed for the effect it…See More
Jan 15, 2016

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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Firefighter
Years in Fire/EMS:
10
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Madison Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
3
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.FireRescueFitness.com
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Golden Valley, Minnesota
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Fitness

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Stay Hydrated, Stay Alive...

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 11:48pm 0 Comments

Heart attack and strokes are more likely to kill firefighters than an actual fire.  A recent research article just confirmed one of the major reasons why.   The research confirms that the physical demands of firefighting may trigger the formation of blood clots and impair blood vessel function -- two factors associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke.  (You can read more about that…

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Get Paid to Get Fire Rescue Fit in 2017!

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 9:25am 0 Comments

Over $2,500 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics! 

YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others!  

Don't wait, get your program and get started today!

The purpose of the contest is to motivate Firefighters, EMTs and Medics to change the…

Continue

5 Healthy Food Hacks for Fire Rescue Athletes

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 7:46pm 0 Comments

Do you want to know how fit fire rescue athletes make nutritious meal choices?  Here are some shortcuts, go-to recipes, cooking suggestions and go-to snacks for making the life of a fire rescue athlete a little healthier.

Eating healthy with a demanding job can be difficult.  Add in the fact that the firehouse is usually full of non-nutritious choices like cakes and baked goods and its no wonder that obesity, diabetes and heart disease are huge concerns in the fire industry.  Yet, as…

Continue

Firefighter Fitness- 4 Reasons Why You’re Not Seeing Results…

Posted on February 12, 2016 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

Its the dead of winter, football season is over and spring seems so far away.  This is also the excuse season, the time of the year where most people fall off the fitness wagon and start to make excuses.  Its especially easy to make excuses and miss workouts if your not seeing results.  So, today I wanted to give you a little guidance and motivation (check out the FRF Fit for Duty…

Continue

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At 11:54am on August 8, 2011, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation Aaron
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Aaron,Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

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