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Lives in:
Jackson, WY
Military and Mountain Athlete
Intern Coach
Years of public service:
6 - FFI
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
No standards for Fitness and poor practices and requirements for pre-occupational medical screening.
Professional Qualifications:
AA, BS, MS Exercise Physiology
National Strength and Conditioning Association - CSCS
USA Weightlifting - Sports Performance Coach
World Kettlebell Club - Trainer

California State Fire Marshal - Firefighter I
HazMat FRO
First Responder Medical
Topics you provide training for:
Tactical Physical Fitness
Physiology of Exercise
Theory of Training Firefighters
Areas of expertise:
The Physiology of the Firefighter's Heart
Fitness and Work Capacity for the Fire Service
Endurance Exercise in the Heat
4 Year College Softball Athlete
6 Year Firefighter One for Cal-Fire, SKU Unit
Bachelors Degree from College of Idaho in Exercise Science
Master's Degree from College of St. Scholastica in Exercise Physiology

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Initial Attack Athletics!

"There Ain't No Slack in Initial Attack!"

After 6 Seasons with Cal-Fire, and 7 Years of College, I finally said it out-loud.

I want to start a company and an NPO to partner with that provides Fitness, Education, Training and Resources to Wildland Firefighters.

We are Here! And - Here is…


Posted on December 21, 2011 at 9:30am

Everything is Cummulative

I am currently an Intern - Strength and Conditioning Coach at Military and Mountain Athlete in Jackson, Wyoming and will be returning to Northern California in September. Upon returning to California, I plan on doing an observational research study on Wildland Firefighters that will be the foundation of future research and what I have been working towards since entering the fire service in 2005.

I want to change the health culture of the fire service in a way that positively affects…


Posted on August 7, 2011 at 1:24pm

Lesson on the Human Heart

In the wake of this sad week for firefighters, I can't help but feel bewildered by the attitudes of some firefighters.

Two of our brothers and sisters died this week while completing routine training exercises.

While there is no evidence or even speculation that the recent deaths of FDNY-Probie Jamel Spears, 33 and Volunteer-Cecilia Turnbough, 42, for Dale City Fire-VA were in poor physical shape or that a lack of fitness in some way contributed to their death (nor am I implying… Continue

Posted on November 13, 2008 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

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At 6:42pm on November 6, 2009, Christian Cossey said…
How's it going?
At 12:11pm on November 27, 2008, John Power said…

The fire service is a tricky business, and I am very glad to see you are carrying on in its proud tradition for your family. You hang in there Sister and just remember that tradition is something that changes slowly, but never give up. Old farts like me will come around it just has to be proven that the change is for the best and not for the sake of change. Old dogs can learn new tricks...LOL! Keep me posted on the firehouse activities please. May you have a very safe and wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

At 9:06pm on November 23, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…

Thanks for your comments on my Chief. He was a truly inspiring man. If you have any questions about University Fire Department, let me know, I'd be happy to answer or pass you off to one of our finest.

At 5:07pm on November 23, 2008, Marty Mayes said…
At 9:11am on November 18, 2008, Marty Mayes said…
Thx Katy. I have found it a little tough to find the info. I appreciate the help.
At 6:47pm on October 7, 2008, Daryl Liggins said…
I just read your note, Thank you so much for the kind words. Those kind words of appreciation go a long way for me. My wife smiled as she read your comment with me and understands why I drive 6 hours to teach at COS.

At 6:35pm on October 7, 2008, Daryl Liggins said…
Hi Katy, I hope all is well. I see you jumped right in to the fire service, already leaving comments to the editor of Fire Engineering Magazine. Good to see you!

At 5:35pm on October 7, 2008, Dan Walker said…
Welcome Katy,
Looks like you have found some groups to join already, Check out all of them you might find some new interest or be able to give some input. Dan
At 7:50am on October 7, 2008, Ted Corporandy said…
Hi Katy,

Good to see you on board and it is always a pleasure to see a C.O.S. graduate doing well. The best of luck to you.

At 9:44pm on October 6, 2008, John Bierling said…
Hello Katy,
I have some interesting and important information regarding FF wellness and health. Please send your email address and I'll send the info. I think this will fit nicely into your wellness plan. Thanks, John

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