The Firefighter's Fitness Handbook / Edition 1

The Firefighter's Fitness Handbook / Edition 1

by Al Wasser, Andrea A. Walter
     
 

ISBN-10: 1428361480

ISBN-13: 9781428361485

Pub. Date: 04/13/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Promote good health and safe practices in your fire department with the simple fitness program outlined in THE FIREFIGHTER'S FITNESS HANDBOOK. Beneficial to the both the individual firefighter, as well as the entire department, this bookprovides a total health evaluation and fitness program designed specifically for firefighters. This book focuses on the special

Overview

Promote good health and safe practices in your fire department with the simple fitness program outlined in THE FIREFIGHTER'S FITNESS HANDBOOK. Beneficial to the both the individual firefighter, as well as the entire department, this bookprovides a total health evaluation and fitness program designed specifically for firefighters. This book focuses on the special needs of the firefighter and is Built around the joint labor management Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) and compatible with both the NFPA standard 1583, and the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. The book begins by covering the stress levels and physical risks inherent to the job itself, then identifies the principles of successful fitness program design tohelp firefighters evaluate their own health and fitness levels and program goals. Proper nutrition, the importance of mental training, and a look at common firefighter injuries illustrates the critical role that physical fitness plays in the success and well-being of our nations firefighters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428361485
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Health and Fitness of Firefighters. 2. The Four Success Principles. 3. Learning the Skills. 4. Planning Your Workouts. 5. Developing A Wellness Culture. Appendix 1: Weight Training Exercises. Appendix 2: Screening and Performance Charts.

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