TITLE

Stress Tests

AUTHOR(S)
Willing, Linda
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Fire Chief;May2006, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p86
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses fire department's re-examination of its existing fitness program after the death of a seemingly fit veteran firefighter in Breckenridge, Colorado. The goal for 2005 was to develop a baseline of information about every firefighter from the physical evaluations. The department also creates a position that will coordinate health and safety issues. Program costs include medical testing and follow-up, overtime and equipment. A formalized commitment to firefighter health and fitness has become part of the culture of the department.
ACCESSION #
20952127

 

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