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Android application "Rope Access Pro"

Rope access reference book and visual materials.

Get it: Rope Access Pro

Current contents:

- Mechanical advantage systems reference book;

- Mechanical advantage systems builder. Allows to construct mechanical advantage systems used in rope access and high angle rescue. Builder allows to analyse gain, friction loss, devices and anchor loads;

- Deviation…


Added by Anton Yuriev on July 14, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

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…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on February 12, 2016 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on January 14, 2016 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Start your Next Firefighter Workout with This...

Are you still warming up for your workout by jogging or biking or maybe not at all?  Each one of your workouts should start with specific active stretching movements.  In the past you may have skipped this part, but I assure you these exercises will help strengthen and even tone your body.  In fact, if you had just 15 minutes to workout I would want you do an active warm-up routine (or one like…

Added by Aaron Zamzow on September 24, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Firefighter Cardio Interval Workout for Fat Loss

I have had a of of requests for quick workouts that can be done with minimal equipment.  Here is a re-post of one of my more popular cardio interval workouts I created for a firefighter/medic that has no equipment and only some stairs and a parking lot. This can be used as a cardio interval training workout day (for those following the FRF Rapid Fat Loss or FRF Ultimate fire Rescue Athlete…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on June 5, 2015 at 1:06am — No Comments

5 Reasons to Eat Bacon in the Firehouse…

Before you go Hog wild (sorry, had to say it) on bacon please read the following disclaimer.  Let me state up front that saying bacon is “healthy” does not mean it’s healthy to eat it in huge quantities nor does it mean it’s healthy to eat large amounts seven days a week. Try to stick to small servings, blot extra bacon grease off to lower fat intake, and avoid adding extra salt or other high sodium seasonings.  I suggest to consume only 2 or 3 slices and only once a week.  Also,…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on April 13, 2015 at 10:46pm — No Comments

You Maybe an Alcoholic Firefighter if you Drink Like This

This is how I as an alcoholic drank off duty and how bad it got, to the point of suicide.

Added by Timothy O. Casey on February 6, 2015 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Fit Firefighters Daily Checkoffs...

Be Physically Ready for Duty- Your Daily Fitness Checkoffs.

At the beginning of each and every shift firefighters, EMTs and medic meticulously go through and check their gear (or at least they should be) to make sure that it is ready for the challenges of the day. Our equipment must be functioning properly and our rigs must be fueled and ready to go. The question that I also want you to think about is whether or not your…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on July 17, 2014 at 11:42pm — No Comments

The Ultimate Firefighter Tribute Workout

Today I want to give you a taste of the type of workouts that you will find in the Ultimate Fire Athlete Workout and it comes with great timing and a lot of significance... The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation provides resources and funding (via grants and donations) towards remembering our fallen and protecting our current firefighters.  This "tribute"…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on July 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fire Station Cardio Workout Option(s)

I've had a lot of requests for workout options that can be performed at the station with minimal equipment.  Here is an option I created for a firefighter/medic that has no equipment and only some stairs and a parking lot. This can be used as a cardio interval training workout day (for those following the 28-day Quickstart Program) and/or as a good workout to get the blood flowing.   Give it a…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on April 10, 2014 at 12:44am — 3 Comments

On-Duty Firefighter (Fire Rescue) Workout...

I get a lot of requests to come up with workouts that can be performed on duty with equipment found at the firehouse. The other day, 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 ten minutes on full body strength and the last ten…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on March 24, 2014 at 9:20pm — No Comments

10 Simple Rules For Fat Loss (2014 Edition)

Would you agree that a leaner athlete is a better athlete?  I know this is a "loaded" question.  A lot of the answer has to deal with the sport in which the athlete is participating.  One thing that research shows is that a leaner athlete is a "more efficient" athlete.  When it comes to firefighters, this…

Added by Aaron Zamzow on January 5, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

High Intensity Cardio Challenges for the Firehouse

Time is always been and will always be the number one reason we miss workouts.  As Fire Rescue Athletes, we work unusual hours and our workouts are often interrupted by calls.  Lately I've been creating and testing some highly efficient cardio interval workouts on my bootcamp classes and crew.  Today's blog will give you  two of the more effective ones and teach you some ways to integrate them into your busy schedules and workouts. …


Added by Aaron Zamzow on June 10, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments

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At the end of a hot, muggy southern Michigan May day, I pulled my truck into the Coca Cola warehouse lot and glanced up at sky blue everywhere but over downtown Kalamazoo where a black thunderhead passed over as they tended to do on hot, muggy spring afternoons.  The only thought I had concerned turning in my paperwork at the front office, and then getting in…


Added by Barry Greer on June 5, 2013 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Essential Exercise to Get Fire Rescue Fit

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…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on February 17, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Protecting Lives on Backstep Firefighter

Protecting people’s lives will involve risk for us as firefighters


“A female occupant, in her 40’s, was unable to escape due to the intense heat and thick smoke and was quickly located by firefighters. She was removed out of the bedroom window and treated by paramedics on the scene.”…


Added by Dave LeBlanc on February 8, 2013 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment

10 Fitness Tips for the Fire Rescue Athlete

Every year around this time I am asked for the "best" fitness tips to make the new year a healthy one.  Over the years this list has changed and evolved but for the most part if you are a Fire Rescue Athlete you need to be doing these 10 things. 

10 Fit Tips for the Fire Rescue Athlete…

Added by Aaron Zamzow on February 1, 2013 at 12:09am — No Comments

Rescue Me's Adam Ferrara to Star in Fuly Involved Comedy Tour- Benefit

Best known for his role as "Chief Nelson" on the FX hit series Rescue Me, Adam Ferrara has teamed up with the 9/11 Patch Project to perform two comedy shows at the House of Blues in San Diego on Feb 20th.All tickets sales will benefit the NYC Bravest Scholarship Fund, Feal Good Foundation, Terry Farrell Fund and the…


Added by Brett Hill on January 18, 2013 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Challenge Workouts for the Firehouse

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…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on January 9, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

A Great Holiday Workout for Fire Rescue Athletes

Happy Holidays- Yes that time of the year where we have a tendency to overindulge and workouts seem to take second place to the holiday rush.   To combat the accumulation of holiday pounds I created this Fire Rescue Metabolic Workout..  This workout requires minimal time, maximal effort and will give you an extreme calorie burn (throughout the day).  Intermediate/ Advanced athletes should use weights that they can handle for 15 reps (even though you will only be performing…

Added by Aaron Zamzow on December 23, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

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