Health & Fitness

#1 Exercise for Firefighters

#1 Exercise for Firefighters

July 31, 20190 Comments

The single, most useful exercise for firefighters is the deadlift. Retired firefighter of 30 years, Ed Kranski, said “Deadlifting is by far the most important real-life strength exercise. When you pick anything heavy up – you don’t squat, bench, or snatch it – you deadlift it. If a heavy beam falls on another firefighter, you […]

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The Lucas Device – Help is On the Way!

The Lucas Device – Help is On the Way!

July 31, 2019

A 49 -year-old male with no medical history calls 911 with chest pain and shortness of breath after working out at the gym. His 12-lead EKG demonstrates STEMI and

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A Family that Works Out Together—Stays Together

A Family that Works Out Together—Stays Together

May 1, 2019

Besides SLEEP…working out with my husband is seriously my favorite part of the day. There are days that I’m not in the mood to work out, but he helps bring out the beast in me.

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Shingles—Get Yourself a New Level of Protection

Shingles—Get Yourself a New Level of Protection

March 31, 2019

It is no surprise that LAFD field members are exposed to a number of different contagious diseases on a daily basis. From the common cold to HIV, our close contact with patients

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Recovering Through Nutrition – A Path to Longevity

Recovering Through Nutrition – A Path to Longevity

March 31, 2019

One of the first steps in applying for a position of a firefighter is reading the job description on the entry application. Generally, there is a list contained within the application detailing

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Skin Cancer – Early Detection is Key!

Skin Cancer – Early Detection is Key!

January 31, 2019

“It started out like small lesions below my sideburns and ear lobes,” remembers David Dumler, retired engineer out of Fire Station 23. “One after another they appeared.

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Unclog Your Arteries—The Natural Way!

Unclog Your Arteries—The Natural Way!

January 31, 2019

We’ve all been there. Drano® in one hand and a pipe wrench in the other—all in an attempt to unclog a blocked kitchen drain. However, what if I told you that the clogged drain

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Circuit Training – LAFD Style

Circuit Training – LAFD Style

October 31, 2018

“We train as if our life depends on it, so why wouldn’t we exercise the same?” Captain II Paul Ybarra explains to me as we sit in the front office of Fire Station 12.

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Building a Better Nutrition Bar

Building a Better Nutrition Bar

September 30, 2018

Energy bars, nutrition bars, snack bars – no matter what you call them – can be essential elements in balancing a firefighter’s daily diet. For post-workout nutrition, a healthy snack on the go,

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Colorectal Cancer-45 is the new 50!

Colorectal Cancer-45 is the new 50!

September 30, 2018

Forty-five is the new fifty. That’s right, but before you get too excited, I’m not talking about a new model of sports car, I’m talking about colon cancer and the recent recommendation

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