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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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Preparing Firefighter Recruits to Successfully Pass and Tolerate the Demands of the CPAT

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This article aims to provide information designed to assist firefighter recruits to achieve a successful Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) performance.

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Feasibility and Difficulties of Conducting Research on Professional Firefighters

April 23, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss the difficulties that can arise when performing physiological-based research with firefighters.

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Nutritional Interventions for Firefighters – What Diet is Best?

January 21, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to shed light on the most current work that has been done in examining various dietary approaches to improving markers of cardiometabolic health and performance among high-stress occupations, such as firefighters, as well as the need for additional work in this area.

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Implications of Aerobic Fitness on Firefighters’ Occupational Performance, Health, and Risk of Injury

March 19, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the health and occupational implications of firefighters not currently meeting the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) aerobic capacity recommendations.

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Aged Firefighter Needs Analysis – Enhancing Readiness throughout the Career Span

April 19, 2024

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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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Practical Program Considerations when Designing a Training Program for Firefighters

November 26, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to identify considerations that are to be taken into account when designing and implementing an annual training program for firefighters, as well as to discuss strategies for implementation.

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Periodization Strategies for Firefighters

April 26, 2014

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There are inherent challenges to designing training programs for firefighters, Mark Abel says in this member-only lecture from the 2014 TSAC Conference. Join Mark as he provides valuable insight into programming for these tactical athletes, including appropriate periodization and training strategies that address these challenges.

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Physical Fitness Initiatives in the Fire Service – Barriers and Benefits

January 3, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss some barriers and benefits of training initiatives among professional firefighters.

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Post-Injury Training to Essential Job Demands for Firefighters

April 15, 2022

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This article explores a return to duty program for the tactical facilitator to implement with injured firefighters.

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