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What do you do to improve your skills and fitness?

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: health, wellness, 9-11, skills, fitness

Started Sep 9, 2012

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) Aug 6, 2012.

How Do You Define Firefighter Fit?
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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric C. May 23, 2015.


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Lives in:
Madison, WI
Madison Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Health and fitness
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter 1 and 2,
Topics you provide training for:
Fitness for firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics
Core training to protect your back and career
SOGs to Eating Lean in the Firehouse
Workouts to Get you "Fit for Duty"
Areas of expertise:
Health and Fitness
Aaron Zamzow has been a certified personal trainer and fitness presenter for more than 15 years, and has experience working with the general population as well as professional athletes. He also has more than seven years of firefighting experience as an on-call paid firefighter in Golden Valley, Minn., and is currently a full-time firefighter/EMT in Madison, Wis. Zamzow holds a bachelor’s degree in health and wellness.
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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…


Posted on April 13, 2017 at 10:48pm

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…


Posted on January 10, 2017 at 9:21am

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…


Posted on April 14, 2016 at 6:46pm

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…


Posted on February 12, 2016 at 2:03pm

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