„Firefighting is an inherently dangerous, physically demanding occupation requiring adequate levels of fitness to fulfill mandatory job duties.
Physically taxing activities performed by firefighters may include hauling hose, using heavy extrication equipment, or lifting and transporting patients.
Despite the need for high levels of readiness and fitness, recent research suggests high rates of obesity among firefighters. Rates of overweight and obesity in the fire service are higher than those found among the general public.
Obesity is an even greater risk for firefighters given the duties they are required to perform at a moment's notice, often in suboptimal conditions such as heat, smoke, and chemical exposure.“ - Dr. Sarah A. Jahnke
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