The firefighter physical training requirements are as varied as you could imagine. Some believe the best way to train to become a firefighter is to work out with heavy weights. I advocate a combination of strength and fitness. Standard firefighting equipment is heavy and cumbersome. A Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) weighs roughly 50 pounds. A 50 foot length of 3 inch hose also weighs 50 pounds and firefighter turnout gear adds another fifteen pounds. It’s not uncommon to be wearing over 100 pounds while climbing stairs Continue reading →
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the two fallen brothers. RIP Here is the link to the audio of the fire. It’s difficult to listen to. The dispatcher did an incredible job in a very challenging situation.