Aggressive Stance

Bowman, Brett; Keen, Tim; Cook, Brian
February 2005
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p60
Trade Publication
This article focuses on a collaborative approach to a health and wellness program, which includes a dedicated the Candidate Physical Ability Test facility and peer trainers, led this Virginia department to fitness success. The Prince William County Virginia Department of fire and Rescue experienced these and many more injuries. However, now the department is fighting back--against injuries, against heart disease, against Type II diabetes, against that unsightly spare tire, and against general deconditioning. In 2002, the training and personnel divisions, along with the health and safety officer, pushed for the adoption of the IAFF/IAFC Joint Labor Management Wellness/Fitness initiative as the base model for the department's program.


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