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Rescuing the Rescuers: A Holistic Approach to Physical and Emotional Wellness

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First responders focus is on rescuing others, but who is rescuing our rescuers?  In this episode, Retired Assistant Chief Todd LeDuc, Broward County Sheriff's Office (Florida) and Chief of Fire and Emergency Services Dan Kerrigan, Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) discuss a holistic approach to improving physical and emotional wellness of our first responders. Topics covered include:

  • Best practices for fire departments regarding physicals
  • Regarding NFPA 1582 are there things missing that should be done
  • How to develop “buy in” from firefighters to do better medical surveillance
  • What fire chiefs need to know about functional fitness
  • Steps and best practices that everyone can be doing

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