Fitness for Firefighters: Enduro-Strength Training

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Firefighters need to train extensively to gain the greatest command and control of their equipment. Fitness for Firefighters:Enduro-Strength Training uses techniques to promote physical endurance, strength, and power by using tools and equipment duplicating the challenges on the fire-ground. The author wants to change the way firefighters view and participate in physical fitness training. Firefighters must establish their own physical fitness training and skill development for maximum performance. Firefighters are dying of cardiac arrest, and performance is compromised by lack of strength and endurance. Our lives and the lives of our crew members depend on our level of fitness. On the fire-ground there are always multiple challenges for the firefighter. The tasks must often be done repetitively and simultaneously for long lengths of time. It's strenuous work and always magnified by the tough environmental conditions of the fire-ground. Enduro-Strength Training is an informed approach built exclusively for firefighters, by a man who knows first hand the intense physical requirements you must be able to perform to be in the fire service. The routines utilize the movements and skills firefighters are called upon to use at any given time during a shift and utilize actual firefighting equipment. Hoses, sledgehammers, ladders, and more. The routines and other components work together to provide a dynamic, layered approach for developing and maintaining fitness.

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Monte Egherman is a twenty-five year veteran of the fire service. He attended recruit training at the Phoenix Fire Academy and spent his first twenty years with the City of Peoria spending most of his career as a captain/paramedic and retiring as a Battalion Chief. Egherman is currently the Assistant Chief for the Town of Buckeye, Arizona, and is Fire Science Faculty, CPAT Director and Firefighter Fitness Director at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Health Science from Western Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. Monte has won numerous competitions in power lifting and body building at state and national levels. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is a Certified Performance Coach with the United States Weightlifting Association, a Certified Public Manager and a Certified Fire Officer.

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From the Foreword by Alan Brunacini, Retired Phoenix Fire Chief, Author & Speaker Monte has created and describes a program designed to specifically prepare firefighters to physically do difficult and dangerous hazard zone manual labor. Basic firefighting movements and actual tactical operational evolutions are used in the exercise routines. If you want to be a firefighter who is serious about being able to perform what you signed up to do, you should read and follow Monte's program. --From the Foreword

"This is a great manual. It is simple and to the point, useful information, and easy to understand and use format. The photos along with the descriptions are very useful in understanding the concepts. The "first alarm" is a great workout, more challenging than it looks, very job specific, and simple to understand and complete." --Chief Tom Openlander, City of Kirkwood Fire Department, Kirkwood, Mo

"Monte has a passion for firefighting and for helping firefighters be the best they can be. Enduro-Strength Training is about sustainability and longevity in the fire service. Firefighters of all ages can benefit from reading his book and using his program. Monte's routines and drills are functional for the real tasks we do to save lives and property. This program can help firefighters achieve outstanding fitness and conditioning." --Chief Scott Rounds, Town of Buckeye, Buckeye, Az

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