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TSAC-Facilitator of the Year

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This award is given to a TSAC-Facilitator who has made noteworthy contributions to the tactical field of strength and conditioning. Main job function (75% of time) must be in an active role within the military, law enforcement, or emergency services (firefighter/EMS) with a secondary job of leading strength and conditioning program for your agency/department.

Extreme Conditioning Programs: Evaluating and Managing the Risk

April 29, 2013

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During the NSCA's 2012 TSAC Conference, Danny McMillian, CSCS, took the stage to speak about extreme conditioning programs and how to evaluate and manage their inherent risk.

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Firehouse Injury Prevention Strategies

April 29, 2013

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John Hofman, CSCS, MS, spoke at the NSCA's 2013 TSAC Conference on preventing injury when providing firefighters with an in-house training program. In this hands-on presentation, John demonstrates exercises and prevention strategies.

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Implementing Fitness Testing for Law Enforcement—An Opinion Piece—Part 2

April 1, 2015

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By implementing a fitness assessment, a law enforcement agency can assess its officers and gather important data. As long as there are support mechanisms in place to assist the “at risk” officers—such as access to physical training instructors, occupational health professionals, or dietitians—the organization can ensure that its officers move towards becoming a healthier and more resilient workforce.

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A Sample Six-Week Exercise Program to Improve General Physical Preparedness for an Occupational Physical Assessment

April 1, 2017

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This article provides a sample six-week, non-linear program for improving muscular strength, power, endurance, anaerobic capacity, and aerobic capacity. However, this is not a “one-size fits all” program, and manipulation of the program variables may be warranted for some individuals.

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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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A Process Evaluation of a Six-Week Fitness Program on Firefighter Recruits

June 26, 2020

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The purpose of this article was to conduct a process evaluation of a six-week recruit strength and conditioning programming for rural structural firefighter recruits.

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Developing USMC Force Fitness Program: Improving Tactical Athletes and Preventing Injury

January 28, 2019

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In this 2018 TSAC Annual Training video, Jay Sedory and Arron Prowett discuss the development of the Force Fitness Program used to create and advance the understanding of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness in order to prepare a well-rounded soldier for combat.

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Physiological Responses to Defensive Tactics Training in Correctional Populations – Implications for Health Screening and Physical Training

June 1, 2017

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Correctional officers can achieve heart rates that are indicative of maximal effort exercise during a simulated confrontation with a noncompliant inmate. Given the nature of the position, agencies should attempt to hire individuals that have the potential to be able to work in these situations and training instructors should ensure they are physically developed so they can function and make correct decisions when providing maximal effort under stress.

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Factors Impacting First Responder and Military Recruits and How Certified Strength and Conditioning Professionals are Needed Now More Than Ever

June 1, 2017

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The article discusses the talent crisis that is currently plaguing United States first responders, public safety agencies, and military organizations, and concludes with highlights of select successful programs.

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