See Bryan’s previous article on the importance of EMT fitness.

Bryan Fass is one of the foremost experts on public safety injury prevention, wellness, fitness, patient handling ergonomics & injury analysis screenings. He is a highly regarded author, speaker and consultant. Bryan and the Fit Responder Programs he developed are being utilized to decrease workers compensation costs, reduce overexertion injury, reduce loss and field healthy-fit employees. State associations, municipalities, local government, corporations & industry have all benefited from the direction and credibility Bryan brings with the Fit Responder program.

As a Clinician with over 15 years of rehabilitation and human performance experience and as a Paramedic, he looks at the human body with a perspective that few possess. With the credibility to “get through” to employees since he has been there, he is able to change behaviors and that leads to injury reduction. Visit www.fitresponder.com for more information.

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Making Responder Fitness A National Priority

We need to incorporate cutting-edge engineering, mandatory physical abilities testing & fitness as job requirement

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As happy as you may be to find the fire hydrant, don’t rush to use it. Take these steps to make sure it’s in good working order before connecting to the truck.

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PHMSA‘s 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help deal with hazmat accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.

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Many people have dogs as pets. Dogs can be very loyal to their owners, so in case of a medical emergency, an agitated dog can be very serious about  protecting it’s owner from what it perceives as a threat. So how to get quickly past the over-zealous & possibly dangerous (temporarily, perhaps) dog to provide emergency medical treatment? These videos offer some safety suggestions & tips.

Videos embedded with permission from Hector Hernandez, founder of First Class Dog Training. Hector is an author, former law enforcement officer, speaker, police K-9 instructor and professional dog trainer.

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