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Gameday Training/Emergency Preparedness in the High School Setting

January 31, 2017

Video

Former volunteer firefighter and current high school strength and conditioning coach, Ryan Johnson, talks about establishing school/program emergency response protocols in this session from the NSCA’s 2017 Coaches Conference.

Coaches Program design Organization and Administration Emergency Procedures High School Strength and Conditioning Emergency Response Protocols Emergency Response System hs-coaching

Firefighter Perceived Fitness: Implications for Injury Risk and Training Program Development

May 1, 2015

Video

In this session from the 2015 NSCA TSAC Annual Training, Katie Sell discusses current research on how perceived fitness in firefighters may be related to injury prevalence (on-duty and in training) and provide recommendations on how tactical facilitators can decrease adverse repercussions of inaccurately perceived fitness levels (e.g., injury, overtraining, and job-related preparation).

TSAC Facilitators Program design Safety TSAC Tactical Strength and Conditioning Firefighter Injury prevention

Tactical Facilitators in Firefighting

January 1, 2015

Article

Advice and guidance for firefighter-specific TSAC practitioners and trainers, including steps to building a health and wellness program for firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Program design strength and conditioning for firefighters training firefighters tactical strength and conditioning

What Types of Fitness Training do Firefighters Actually Need? Models to Adapt Training Preference

April 1, 2016

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Military and law enforcement needs analyses are not specifically matched to firefighting, but those training styles are better than basic fitness regimens or no regimen at all. For firefighters who are attracted to other styles of training not specific to firefighting, there are ways to train for all the demands of firefighting without making the firefighter use training modalities that they dislike or are not comfortable using.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design firefighter training tactical strength and conditioning TSAC-F TSAC firefighters

Shift-Based Program Scheduling for Firefighters

April 1, 2016

Article

There is no argument that periodization is successful, and that different models can be applied with success in different fashions. The question of how shift work really affects a periodized program—more specifically firefighter shift work—is less clear.

TSAC Facilitators Program design shift work periodization fitness for firefighters tactical strength and conditioning firefighters TSAC

Developing a Career in TSAC

July 28, 2014

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The NSCA provides career-focused benefit videos designed to help members gain expert insight, knowledge and tips to help further their careers.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration Professional Development TSAC Career in Tactical Strength and Conditioning Jobs in Tactical Strength and Conditioning Firefighter Law Enforcement Military

Building Strength in the Fire Academy—Sample Training Program from Personal Perspective

April 1, 2016

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Through a well-designed resistance training program, firefighter recruits can gain the movement skills, confidence to exercise, and foundational strength/physiological adaptations that they need for a long and healthy career.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Resistance Training TSAC Fire Academy Firefighters

Boots on the Ground: What Have We Learned? A Retrospect on the Past 10 Years Working as a TSAC-F

October 15, 2018

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The tactical strength and conditioning field is evolving each year. Because of the experience of those in the field, as well as the growing body of research, we are gaining a better understanding of what it actually means to work within the tactical field.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration Professional Development TSAC TSAC-F Tactical Athlete Strength and Conditioning

Assessment Batteries—Practical Decision Making for Firefighter Fitness Batteries

April 1, 2016

Article

In addition to standard health, fitness, or sport assessment guidelines, several guidelines exist for the fire service. Since each agency is different in its preferences, capabilities, and philosophies, applying a standard recommendation may not be possible. This article introduces basic decision-making considerations for fire service assessment batteries.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Safety fitness tests tactical strength and conditioning fitness assessment firefighter

Injury Risk Reduction Programs for Firefighters—A Case Example

July 1, 2015

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The program described in this article is an example of how a department can attempt to address and potentially prevent musculoskeletal injuries in firefighters and similar tactical populations. This process includes the use of movement screens, active workshops, and various modes of feedback.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety firefighters injury reduction tactical strength tsac

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