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The First Twenty's Blog – December 2015 Archive (3)

You Deserve a Health and Wellness Program

You Deserve a Health and Wellness Program

 

Who is the most valuable asset to the fire service?  You are!  You, the firefighter, are the most valuable, most critical, and most important asset to your fire department!  This is why you follow the Phoenix Model, why scene safety is the first step at any of your EMS scenes, and why you change your strategy and/or tactics when an incident begins to move in an…

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Added by The First Twenty on December 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Evolution of Health and Wellness in North Carolina’s Fire Service

Evolution of Health and Wellness in North Carolina’s Fire Service

North Carolina has always strived to deliver the highest quality of fire training to its emergency service family. Year after year, we remain among the top states for offering IFSAC accredited fire and rescue certification programs. The folks at the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal (NCOSFM) have worked diligently to provide…

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Added by The First Twenty on December 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

A “Flexible” Effort Results in Organizational Health and Fitness Success

A “Flexible” Effort Results in Organizational Health and Fitness Success

 

In the world of firefighter functional fitness, flexibility is a primary yet often overlooked component.  Increased flexibility translates to improved performance on the fire ground and reduces the chance of injury.  There are many ways to improve flexibility; most of them have traditionally consisted of various…

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Added by The First Twenty on December 2, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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