TSAC Report

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october 2023 | Issue 71

Issue 71 of the TSAC Report features articles on the importance of sleep for first responders, military-specific tactical research, needs analysis for older firefighters, and a guide for developing a unit combatives program.

Table of Contents


Good Night – Sleep and First Responders by Robert Lockie, PhD, TSAC-F,*D, Tomas Ruvalcaba, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, Annalise Maldonado, Elizabeth Leal-Alfaro, MS, and Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA


Military-Specific TSAC Research Column – October 2023 by Kathryn Bell, MS, CSCS, and Brian Schilling, PhD, CSCS


Aged Firefighter Needs Analysis – Enhancing Readiness Throughout the Career Span by Daniel Higuera, MS, CSCS, and Mark Abel, PhD, CSCS


Instilling a Warrior Culture – A Guide for Developing a Unit Combatives Program by MAJ Mark Holt, MS, TSAC-F, and CPT (P) Joseph Clegg, MS

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Assistant Editor
Britt Chandler, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Publications Director
Keith Cinea, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Managing Editor
Matthew Sandstead, NSCA-CPT,*D

Publications Coordinator
Cody Urban

Editorial Review Panel
Mark Abel, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F
Jerry Bean, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, TSAC-F
Jon Carlock, MS, CSCS,*D
Patrick Conway, MS, CSCS,*D
Jason Dudley, MS, FMS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, RSCC
Stacy Gnacinski, PhD
Jason Hartman, MS, CSCS
John Hofman, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
Jared Hornsby, PhD
Charlie Kornhauser, TSAC-F
Katie Miller, RD, LDN, CSCS
Matthew Nick
Brandon Roberts, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F
Stew Smith, CSCS
Tony Soika, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D 
Mick Stierli, MS, CSCS
Brittany Wheeler, MS
Annette Zapp, MA, CSCS, TSAC-F

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