I have been asked if Firefighters are good in bed and since I’ve only slept with one, my ex-wife, I have a very limited data base on the subject. I won’t discuss my ex-wife in this post as that is far too private for a blog. I will offer some stories about firefighters in bed that I do know all too well.…Continue
Added by Timothy O. Casey on May 3, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Becoming a firefighter is quite a process and always has been. The testing has taken many forms over the years. When I tested in the early 80s it was so grueling I vomited following the physical agility test and had to sit in my car for 10-15 minutes before I could drive.…Continue
Added by Timothy O. Casey on April 25, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments
I have had a lot of friends ask me how do firefighters feel about all the things that have happened this week in America, from the Boston Marathon to West, Texas and the many other tragic events less reported. I can’t speak for all firefighters and would never attempt something so arrogant as to try and express how it feels to lose a…Continue
Added by Timothy O. Casey on April 19, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments
There is a life cycle for a firefighter. Some people say as a child, I want to be a firefighter when I grow up and they do. Some like me fall into it and now a days there is a new type of firefighter, the well educated-advanced-degree-holding-uncommitted-I-need-a-job-for-now kind.…Continue
Added by Timothy O. Casey on April 13, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments
What do you need for survival? I’m not talking about your phone, technology or a certain person; I mean what does your body need to survive? If you said food you would be correct… the single most important thing you need to focus on at that point is what to eat.…Continue
Added by Aaron Zamzow on March 28, 2013 at 7:33pm — No Comments
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to an organization that I am passionate about, and working with. This organization is the Patient Fire Safety Coalition.…
Added by aaron johnson on March 26, 2013 at 8:44am — No Comments
Balance, coordination, power, strength, cardiovascular recovery....all essential fitness traits of the "fit for duty" Fire Rescue Athlete. If you are a Fire Rescue Athlete (or not) you need to plan your workouts to address each of these traits. One of the most overlooked is balance and coordination. As a trainer I get asked how and when is the best time to train for balance? As a firefighter I get asked why do I need to train for balance? The last thing you want to happen…Continue
Added by Aaron Zamzow on February 17, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Added by Aaron Zamzow on February 1, 2013 at 12:09am — No Comments
Happy 2013! This is the time of the year where we all scramble to make up for lost workouts and pledge to get in shape. Personally, I think the best way to get into shape is to not fall out of it in the first place. One of the best things to do this time of the year is not only set goals but to assess where you are currently. Today I've created some "challenge" workouts that you can use to assess your fitness progress and to get a good efficient workout. There are…Continue
by: Lou Angeli
WILMINGTON, DE (January 21, 2013) -- Nearly 4 years ago, the citizens of Wilmington, DE lost vital fire protection to a fancy sounding concept known as Rolling Bypass, the city's term for brownouts. Since 2009 one of three engines companies (the department operates six) has been closed for 24 hours leaving five engine companies to serve the city of 90,000 (daytime). Response times increased somewhat, especially in neighborhoods which are home to those…Continue
Added by Lou Angeli on January 7, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments
Added by Aaron Zamzow on December 23, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments
If you aren’t watching the new show on NBC called Chicago Fire you should be. The show has a great pedigree it comes from Dick Wolf of Law and order fame and a friend Derek Hass. I don’t give it a strong recommend because I know some of the people involved, but rather because it is serving an educational roll in my opinion.
After the first episode my sister called me. She was nearly in tears after having watched the show. She told me that the show…Continue
Added by Aaron Zamzow on December 5, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments
Working as a fitness trainer and as a career firefighter I get a lot of requests to create workouts that can be performed on duty with equipment at the firehouse. Today my crew and I performed this intensive 30 minute interval workout. This workout will get your heart racing, challenge your core and work your muscles.
The workout consists of three, 10 minute intervals each with a different focus. The first 10 minutes focuses on anaerobic recovery, the second…
Added by Aaron Zamzow on November 3, 2012 at 10:51pm — No Comments
Added by Aaron Zamzow on October 18, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Hello, my father Bill Hennick wanted me to share this note with you on Baltimore's recent tragedy.
Brothers & Sisters,
Added by Rachel Hennick on October 11, 2012 at 6:44pm — No Comments
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to chat with a nationally-known fire service legend. How fortunate for me to be one of the two guys with over seventy combined years in the fire service– just shooting the shit.
Eventually, the talk turned from how much our management of the emergency scene has changed over the decades our scene management has come over the years- to the importance of situational awareness in general.
Then he reminded me of a well-known story about…Continue
Added by FireDaily.com on September 27, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments
A couple weeks ago I posted a cardio interval workoutthat can be performed at the firehouse with in about 15 to 25 minutes with minimal equipment. Do to the great response (please keep the comments and emails coming) I put together another workout. Once again this is an option for a firefighter/medic that has minimal equipment and time yet still…Continue
Added by Aaron Zamzow on September 22, 2012 at 1:19am — No Comments
Added by aaron johnson on September 11, 2012 at 6:38am — No Comments