Implications of Aerobic Fitness on Firefighters’ Occupational Performance, Health, and Risk of Injury

by Emily Langford, Ronald Snarr, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, and Mark Abel, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
TSAC Report March 2021
Vol 59, Issue 5

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the health and occupational implications of firefighters not currently meeting the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) aerobic capacity recommendations.

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