Physical fitness – Firefighters

1. Write an essay explaining all of the points addressed
below. The assignment will be in essay form, but remember, you might be called
upon to complete this skill orally. Cover all the points on the skill sheet and
you should pass.

2. Attached are three policies from AFD that can assist you
with the assignment.

3. Compete the assignment in a Word, 12 point font of your
choosing, 1.5 spacing. I’m not concerned about the length of this assignment or
in citing sources, but in hitting all of the points in the skill.

Assignment: Explain
the benefits of being physically and medically capable of performing assigned
duties and effectively functioning during peak physical demand activities,
given current fire service trends and agency policies, so that the need to
participate in wellness and fitness programs is explained to members. (4.7.3)

 

a) Explain the benefits of being physically and medically
capable of performing assigned duties and effectively functioning during peak
physical demand activities

 

 

b) Describe national death and injury statistics of firefighters
that indicate the need for being physically and medically capable

 

 

c) Explain how fire service safety and wellness
initiatives can improve a firefighter’s physical and medical capabilities

 

 

d) Explain how agency policies should be based on
nationally recognized safety standards