John Hofman
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  • Fair Oaks, CA
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Sacramento Fire Department
Diamond Springs FD
Rocklin FD
San Francisco FD
West Sacramento FD
UC Davis FD
Detroit FFD
Davis FD
Woodland FD
Roseville FD
South Placer FD
Ebbetts Pass FD
My Training:
University of Texas - Permian Basin, MS Kinesiology, 2008 University of Massachusetts - Boston, BA Economics, 1998
NSCS – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with Distinction
USAW – Sports Performance Coach,
USA Track & Field Coach Level 1,
ACE – Peer Fitness Trainer
Functional Movement Screen Certified - Level 1
Certified TRX Suspension Force Trainer Instructor
Building the Ultimate Back From Rehabilitations to Performance: Dr Stuart McGill
Faulty Movement Patterns: LA Sport & Spine
Precision Nutrition Certified
CPR / AED Certified / First Aid / Health and Safety Coach
Biosignature Certified
About Me:
Coach John Hofman,MS CSCS*D,TSAC-F: VP of Tactical Programming - is one of leading experts in the field of Firefighter Health and Wellness. For the past 9 years he was the strength and conditioning coach for the Sacramento Fire Department, where he oversaw the Wellness Centre, coordinated the department’s medical and fitness assessments, developed recruit fitness training, pre-employment medical and fitness evaluations and assists the department’s 20-certified Peer Fitness Trainers. In addition, has helped develop and instruct for the California Peace Officers Standard of Training (CA-POST) - Physical Training for Recruit Academy, and is a sought after speaker on numerous topics including: injury prevention, welllness / health screenings, and development of a comprehensive wellness program.
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Top Issues Facing Responders:
Low Back Pain
Type 2 Diabetes
Poor Sleep
Heart Disease
Chronic Inflammation

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Does a Health & Wellness Program really work?

Posted on November 9, 2017 at 9:30am 0 Comments

If so how do you know? We already know the overall economic impact of work-related injuries and illness are high in the fire service and is ranked as one of the most hazardous occupation. Unfortunately many programs have not been around long enough to provide any evidence. Worse yet, some programs are unable to collect any data due to limited resources.

A few years ago…


Redefining the Healthy Firefighter

Posted on October 17, 2017 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

The topic of health and wellness in the fire service has been growing over the years. This can be attributed to a number of factors: workers compensation, absenteeism,, injury reduction, and or improved fitness to decrease adverse health risks/events to help our firefighters.. All of these things are positives in helping our greatest resource - the firefighter.…


Sleep: The Silent killer part 2

Posted on August 27, 2017 at 6:28pm 0 Comments

In our last article we discussed sleep within the fire service and hopefully provided some insight into how the job itself will affect their overall quality of sleep, which will lead to a number of health issues (type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hormonal imbalances, etc…), In this article our goal is to discuss how the poor sleep will affect the brain as well as hormones, and provide some simple strategies that may help improve your well being.

What are hormones? Simply stated, they…


How is your sleep? Probably not to good....

Posted on August 19, 2017 at 1:34pm 0 Comments


How is your sleep? This is a common question that often comes when discussing a firefighters health and wellness. Over the years it has become clear to me that the real enemy is not heart disease, fire, or the traumatic exposures but rather the poor sleep quality. It is not uncommon to hear from a firefighter “Coach I have changed my eating habits and started to exercise but I can’t lose weight” and in reality if they do have poor sleep they are climbing an uphill battle. So…


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At 4:09pm on August 3, 2017, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation John. I'm glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue
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