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    Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

    If you have been motivated by the heroics played live on your television set or movie screens to think about becoming a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer - be prepared because when you arrive at Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer School in Elizabeth City N.C., you will be expected to excel in one of the most stressful environments in military training. According to ...
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    Running and Your Heart Rate: What You Need to Know

    Running and Your Heart Rate: What You Need to Know
    Here is a great question from a sailor seeking to better his PFT run time and has gathered extra information about training with heart rate monitor training. How much emphasis should I put on target heart rate while training for the PRT run? The Navy PRT web page says the target heart rate for my age group (25 years) is 117-146bpm, ...
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    FDNY Quiz: Answers/Explanations

    Answers (Click here to download the full FDNY Test Preparation Manual) 1. B   6. A   11. D   16. C   21. B   26. C    2. A   7. D   12. C   17. A   22. D   27. A    3. D   8. B   13. A   18. C   23. C   28. D    4. B   9. B   14. D   19. C   24. A   29. D    5. D   10. C   15. C    20. A   25. B   30. D    Memory items - 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. These items are based on ...
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    Getting Back Into Running After Injury or Long Time Not Running

    Getting Back Into Running After Injury or Long Time Not Running
    Getting into a running program after an injury or just starting running for the first time ever or many years is very tough. For one, the joints, soft tissues, and bones can all be injured by common “overuse” injuries such as: * Shin Splints * Very Common Knee Tendinitis * Runner's Knee (PFS) * ITB Syndrome * Heel Injuries (Plantar Fasciitis) ...
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    Want to Lose Weight?

    To lose weight, there are a few factors that you must consider for any weight loss program to be effective. If you remember the following formulas, you should be able to lose weight in a healthy manner and better yet, KEEP IT OFF! Formula #1: Calories OUT > Calories IN = Weight Loss This formula is as basic as weight loss ...
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    In Search of the Real Fire Department

    In Search of the Real Fire Department
    How often have you heard the term, "real fire department"? It seems to be a common phrase, usually indicating that someone is unhappy with something about the fire department they work or volunteer for. You know the comments I am talking about, "I wish we were a real fire department, "My cousin works for a real fire department", "when I get ...
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    Situp and Curlup Tips

    Situp and Curlup Tips
    This week’s article deals with a portion of the physical fitness test found in every branch of service. This is one element of the test that many people either barely pass or just fail. The sit-up or curl-up is also the easiest exercise to score maximum points for, but you must practice this exercise several times a week to reach that ...
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    Tower Rescue: A Specialty All Its Own

    Tower Rescue: A Specialty All Its Own
    On August 9th through the 12th, the North Carolina Fire Marshall’s Office, Department of Insurance, Fire and Rescue Division, along with the Atlantic Beach Fire Department, hosted the first pilot program for tower rescue. The classroom was held at the main Atlantic Beach Fire station and the practical work was held in Morehead City, at one of their cell tower sites. ...
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    SAFER Grants Deadline Extended Into 2010

    SAFER Grants Deadline Extended Into 2010
    Working closely with the IAFF to streamline the application process and ensure that as many jurisdictions as possible are eligible and actually apply for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the FY 2009 grant application period to January 15, 2010. As a result of the ...
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    Ten Seconds With God

    Ten seconds is a very long time When that’s all you have to live Time enough to make your peace But not enough to give… To give your honey one more hug To squeeze her oh so tight To give your kids assurance that Everything will be all right From the moment I began this job I’ve prepared for this day ...
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    Nutritional Tips for the Road

    On average, most people can gain five or more pounds a year. That is why in five short years, people step on a scale and cannot believe they are nearly FIFTY pounds overweight. Weight has a way of sneaking up on you over time. You do not get overweight overnight and you do not lose the weight overnight either. Both take ...
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    Informed Field Guide: EMS

    Click on the image to download: EMS   : Universal Precautions   : Allergic Reaction   : Cardiac Arrest   : Adult, Child or Infant CPR   : Chest Pain/Chest Trauma   : Childbirth Back to Guide Index
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    Tighten Your Belt in More Ways Than One

    Tighten Your Belt in More Ways Than One
    There was a time when, after a holiday binge, one could take the first tentative steps to getting fit by walking down to the nearest gym and handing over a large amount of money in exchange for a membership card. It was an easy way to start a fitness regime: that shiny new piece of plastic would - in theory at ...
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    Preventing and Treating Heart Disease from NY's Top Doc

    Preventing and Treating Heart Disease from NY's Top Doc
    THE SPECIALIST: DR. SAMIN SHARMA As the Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Intervention at Mount Sinai, Dr. Samin Sharma is a cardiologist who performs 1400-1500 interventions per year. In practice for 18 years, he has the highest angioplasty success rate in New York state. WHO’S AT RISK: Coronary angioplasty is a procedure that reopens the clogged arteries of the ...
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    Pull-Up Tips

    This week, getting better at pull-ups is the subject of many people’s concern. As with the Pushup-Push Workout (linked below), this idea makes little sense physiologically, but it works. You never want to have an extended period of repeating the same exercises day after day, but you can do this workout for ten days, rest for three or four days of ...
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    Sundown Shootout

    Sundown Shootout
    Get ready for a showdown and become the fastest gun in town! Its time for a Sundown Shootout! The objective of the game is to fire your weapon very quickly and accurately. You must outgun your opponent and reduce his HP to 0 to win a duel. Try to reach the target area quicker than your opponent. You can buy guns ...
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    Informed Field Guide: ICS

    Click on the image to download: ICS - Incident Management Guidelines   : Develop Organizational Structure   : Basic Assignment Examples   : Safety Officer/Rehab Unit Leader   : Staging Area Manager   : Strike Team/Task Force Leader   : Planning Chief    and more... Back to Guide Index
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    Guatemala Mission Bound

    Guatemala Mission Bound
    For several years now I have gone to the Appalachian Mountains with a group from my church on an ASP project where we do repairs and construction on houses of those less fortunate. These folks could not otherwise afford to have these repairs done and live with leaking roofs, in dilapidated dwellings, with dangerous wiring, and some with inferior plumbing. The ...
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    Running: How Do You Find Your Pace?

    As with any cardiovascular activity if you are going to perform for several minutes or even a few hours you need to find a sustainable pace. Here is an email from someone who enjoys running with a group but struggles with running alone: Hey Stew – When I run with my group of friends, I am always faster than when I ...
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    Taking Care of Your Shoulders

    Taking Care of Your Shoulders
    A Navy Chief emailed me about his recent shoulder injury. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and freak accidents can occur at the strangest of times. He writes: "I am an avid lifter. I lift all the time and have done bodybuilding competitions, so you would think I would be pretty strong. At only thirty years old, I was closing ...
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