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Episode 1493: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department

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Examining issues and challenges faced by the volunteer firefighter today.  Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment and dedication.

Being a professional firefighter means you are fit for duty! This is one of the most basic requirements for all firefighters, paid or volunteer. 

Our guests tonight will stress the importance of Fire Department health and wellness programs as well as ways firefighters can improve their overall fitness. The answer doesn't have to be expensive gym memberships or pricey exercise equipment. The roadway to better physical fitness can be found right inside your firehouse. Host Tom Merrill talks to Dan Kerrigan and Jim Moss, firefighters who have developed a proven program that provides firefighters with the knowledge, mindset, and tools to maximize their fire ground performance and reduce their risk of injury or line of duty death due to a sudden cardiac event.

Whether a career firefighter or a volunteer firefighter, the risks are the same. Learn how to motivate yourself and take the important steps necessary to get yourself in shape to do the job. 

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