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Firefighter Fitness Facts


1 Centers For Disease Control. (2006). Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 55: 453-455.
2 Davis, P.O., Dotson, C.O., and Santa Maria, D.L. (1982). Relationship between simulated fire fighting tasks and physical performance measures.
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3 Fahy, R.F., LeBlanc, P.R., and Molis, J.L. (2008). Firefighter fatalities in the United States - 2008. National Fire Protection Association.
4 Garver, J.N., Jankovitz, K.Z., Danks, J.M., Fittz, A.A., Smith, H.S., and Davis, S.C. (2005). Physical fitness of an industrial fire department vs. a municipal fire department.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 19(2): 310-317.
5 Gledhill, N., and Jamnik, V.K. (1992A). Development and validation of a fitness screening protocol for firefighter applicants.
Canadian Journal of Sports Science. 17(3): 199-206.
6 Gledhill, N., and Jamnik, V.K. (1992B). Characterization of the physical demands of firefighting.
Canadian Journal of Sports Science. 17(3): 207-213.
7 Hilyer, J.C., Brown, K.C., Sirles, A.T., and Peoples, L. (1990). A flexibility intervention to reduce the incidence and severity of joint injuries among municipal firefighters.
Journal of Occupational Medicine. 32(7): 631-637.
8 Kales, S.N., Aldrich, J.M., Polyhronopoulos, G.N., Leitao, E.O., Artzerounian, D., Gassert, T.H., Hu, H., Kelsey, K.T., Sweet, C., and Christiani, D.C. (1999).
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9 Lalic, H., Bukmir, L., and Ferhatovic, M. (2007). Simulation of working conditions by maximum work load on firefighters.
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10 Lee, D.J., Fleming, L.E., Gomez-Marin, O., and LeBlanc, W. (2004). Risk of hospitilization among firefighters: the national health interview survey, 1986 - 1984.
American Journal of Public Health. 94(11): 1938-1939.
11 Michaelides, M.A., Parpa, K.M., Thompson, J., and Brown, B. (2008). Predicting performance on a firefighter's ability test from fitness parameters.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 79(4): 468-475.
12 Moore-Merrell, L., Zhou, A., McDonald-Valentine, S., Goldstein, R., and Slocum, C. (2008) Contributing factors to firefighter line-of-duty injury in metropolitan fire departments in the United States
International Association of Fire Chiefs
13 NIST (2004). The economic consequences of firefighter injuries and their prevention.
14 Peterson, M.D., Dodd, D.J., Alvar, B.A., Rhea, M.R., and Favre, M. (2008). Undulation training for development of hierarchical fitness and improved firefighter job performance.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 22(5): 1683-1695.
15 Punakallio, A., Lusa, S., and Luukkonen, R. (2003). Protective equipment affects balance abilities differently in younger and older firefighters.
Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine. 74(11): 1151-1156.
16 Rhea, M.R., Alvar, B.A., and Gray, R. (2004). Physical fitness and job performance of firefighters.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 18(2): 348-352.
17 Roberts, M.A., O'Dea, J., Boyce, A., and Mannix, E.T. (2002). Fitness levels of firefighter recruits before and after a supervised exercise training program.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 16(2): 271-277.
18 Sothmann, M.S., Saupe, K., Jasenof, D., and Blaney, J. (1992). Heart rate response of firefighters to actual emergencies.
Journal of Occupational Medicine. 34(8): 797-800.
19 Williams-Bell, F.M., Villar, R., Sharratt, M.T., and Hughson, R.L. (2009). Physiological demands of the firefighter candidate physical ability test.
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 41(3): 653-662.