Redefining the Healthy Firefighter, Part 1

The topic of health and wellness in the fire service has been growing over the years. This can be attributed to a number of factors such as workers compensation, absenteeism, injury reduction, and improved firefighter fitness to decrease adverse health risks/events; all are positives in helping our greatest resource—the firefighter. However, it does also open the door to a lot of problems if this subject is not properly addressed.