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Wildland Firefighter Job Task Analysis and Implications for Firefighters

June 16, 2014

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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 TSAC Conference, Katie Sell talks about the unique demands and skills required of wildland firefighters. Because wildland firefighters are involved in many different disciplines, Katie stresses the importance of fitness for not only job performance, but survival.

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Tests Based on Work Demands and Training Status

June 1, 2017

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Fitness testing uses a battery of protocols recognized by the scientific community as both reliable and valid, and it measures important fitness constructs such as aerobic endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, agility, flexibility, and balance.

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Using Complexes to Help Improve Tactical Job Performance

August 24, 2018

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Just as any athletic team can benefit from sport-specific training, tactical professionals can benefit from occupational task-specific training as well. Combining pushing, pulling, pressing, and total body movements into complexes may help mimic the demands and movements of job tasks that tactical personnel may encounter.

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Understand the Energy Demands of the Tactical Athlete

June 1, 2016

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The daily energy requirements of tactical personnel are highly variable, depending on gender, body composition, activities performed, age, and environmental conditions.

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Occupationally Fit for Duty—What are the Physical Tasks of California Patrol Law Enforcement Officers?

September 1, 2016

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A common theme in tactical fitness is to train for the demands of the position. This begs the questions: what are the actual occupational physical fitness requirements of the position of a California patrol law enforcement officer and how might these inform programming for this population?

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Seasonal Considerations for Outdoor Fitness Testing of Law Enforcement Recruits

February 5, 2021

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This article discusses the variability in physical testing outcomes for law enforcement recruits based on the ambient temperatures and relative humidity present on test day.

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Program Design for Soldiers

March 7, 2018

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Unfortunately for many soldiers, running, pushups, and sit-ups address endurance, but do little to train mobility and strength. To meet the demands of their work and help avoid overuse injuries, a training program for soldiers should include mobility, strength, and endurance components.

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Functional Firefighter High-Intensity Training—A Case for Optimizing Performance and Injury Prevention

October 2, 2020

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This article explains the use of structured functional fitness programs for injury prevention and enhanced job performance in fire service personnel.

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Firefighting - The Last Bastion of Demanding Occupations

April 29, 2013

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In this video from the NSCA's 2013 TSAC Conference, Paul Davis, PhD, of the First Responder Institute, talks about the physical demands of the firefighting profession while posing the question, could it be one of our last demanding occupations?

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Bone Stress Response Injuries in Law Enforcement Recruits

March 12, 2021

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This article looks to explain why law enforcement recruits have higher incidences of lower extremity bone stress responses and stress fractures. It also explores injury mitigation pathways to increase the graduation rates among law enforcement academies.

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