Should Firefighters Train Like Athletes?

A career as a firefighter is a demanding one.  Often times firefighters, police, EMS and military personnel are referred to as tactical or industrial athletes.  Their fitness levels are often compared to those of professional athletes.  Is this a fair comparison?  Well, that’s hard to say. Looking at firefighters specifically, we know that they could …

Friends of First Alarm Strength: The Physio Spot – The Importance of Sleep and dealing with injury

Here is an amazing website (run by a friend of mine who keeps me in one piece).  I will be adding a permanent link to The Physio Spot in the resources section.  This article discusses how sleep, or a lack of, can impact injury risk as well as pain management. In case you didn't know, …