Aged Firefighter Needs Analysis – Enhancing Readiness throughout the Career Span

by Daniel Higuera, MS, CSCS, and Mark Abel, PhD, CSCS
TSAC Report April 2024
Vol 71, Issue 3


The purpose of this article is to propose a training model for the aging firefighter to improve the athletic qualities of aerobic fitness and muscular strength so that they may remain healthier longer into their careers.

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