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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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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.

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Tactical Facilitators in Firefighting

July 31, 2014

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John Hofman speaks at the 2014 NSCA National Conference about being a tactical facilitator in firefighting.

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

May 1, 2015

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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).

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Development of a Comprehensive Injury Prevention Program within a Fire Department

January 13, 2020

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Deena Kilpatrick, Joe Jones, and Jill Mills team up in this session from the 2019 NSCA Tactical Annual Training to discuss the various components of a comprehensive injury prevention program within a fire department. They also provide strategies to create and implement a comprehensive injury prevention program to better serve a multi-faceted approach for fire and rescue personnel.

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Practical Exercise Programming for Wildland Fire Suppression Aids

November 15, 2019

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This article discusses flexible programming strategies for wildland fire suppression aids (FSAs). It also includes a detailed index of exercises that could be utilized for this specific population.

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TSAC Report – April 2019 Research Column

October 31, 2019

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

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TSAC Report 50 Research Review

December 31, 2018

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

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Exercise Technique: High Bar Back Squat

May 1, 2015

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Exercise Technique: High Bar Back Squat

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Abdominal and Lumbo-Pelvic Stability Exercises for First Responders

March 4, 2020

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This article will discuss why it is important for first responders to have abdominal and lumbo-pelvic strength in relation to movements and tasks in their specific jobs. A list of possible exercises and implementation are also included.

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