Firefighter Fitness

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Firefighting is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, but it’s not the fire that is killing firefighters- it’s their heart health. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of firefighter fatalities in the U.S. The Danville Fire Department is committed to improving and maintaining the health of our members. Outside of daily trainings, our firefighters run marathons, 5k races, and triathlons. You’ll see them at the Fight for Air Climb in gear. They also compete in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge at FDIC.

Check out 555 fitness for training ideas and grant opportunities and visit NIOSH for up to date information on the dangers of fighting fire.