This section is dedicated to providing help and information for serving firefighters around the world, those interested in becoming firefighters or for anyone wanting to improve their overall health, fitness and well-being.
The content of this section is created by James Holder, a serving firefighter in West Midlands Fire Service and author of How to Become Firefighter Fit, the book that accompanies this section of the website. Even if you are not a firefighter, this section can greatly help you if you want to improve your fitness or need to lose a few pounds.
Firefighting and rescue operations expose firefighters to stressful, arduous and demanding working conditions, which require a high level of physical and mental fitness. Whether it be pitching heavy ladders, searching smoke filled buildings for missing people or cutting trapped drivers from cars, firefighters need to be fit, so if you are wanting exercises, information and advice on how to achieve this high level of fitness, you’re in the right place!
If you are interested in becoming a firefighter, then this section will be invaluable to helping you reach the required standard to pass the practical part of the selection tests to become a firefighter. More information on recruitment can be found here.
Exercise does not need to be boring or seen as a chore either so we are here to help you get the most from your training. The fitness section of the forum, like most other forums offers a wealth of information so be sure to check it out.
If its motivation you are after, or you have a competitive side then our on site events and competitions area gives you the chance to compete against other members of this website in different exercises to become top of the league.
There are hundreds of ways to improve fitness and lose weight, but the aim of this section is to ignore all the rubbish out there and provide quality information that is proven to get the results people want in the quickest time… Firefighting is a serious business.
This area of the site contains all the information you will need to get on the road to being fit including looking into why firefighters need to be fit, giving an insight into how the body works and the best ways to exercise, plus much, much more.
Keep a look out for many great products we have available to help you achieve your goals, such as PowerBalls which will greatly improve your grip strength and the already mentioned ‘Firefighter Fit‘ exercise book, a must for anyone who wants to get into great shape.
The fitness section of our forum is also a great way to meet people with the same intentions, whether it is to compare notes on how to pass firefighter physical selection tests or to motivate you to improve further on your training goals.
Above all, this section of the site is here to help you become fitter, stronger and healthier.
Be sure to visit regularly as more and more information is added, to provide the best firefighter fitness resource available on the net.