any firefighters in here?

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  1. shiftyly

    shiftyly Brown Belt

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    Just wondering. im 17 and aiming to become a firefighter one day, and i know i need to get stronger but unsure how much stronger. So is there anyone here that knows what i should shoot for?
     
  2. Im 20, and I also plan on becomg a firefighter. Im just gonna make sure I have good cardio and am strong.
     
  3. magicman531

    magicman531 Try Sarah Topps Banned

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    There's some listless mod running around here who claims to be a firefighter. Though he's pretty testy about it.
     
  4. cmburns

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    My good friend is a fire fighter. He's a big guy but nowhere near as strong as most of the S&P's around here. The focus is actually more on good cardio from what he's told me.
     
  5. Urban

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    nope
     
  6. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Yeah


    Some guy who seems to put up the front that he doens't start fires to get work, doesn't like his boss and seems to like popeye.


    Can't remember his name....something about jungles in industrialised regions.....
     
  7. Urban

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    If mike martial is denying his arsonist tendencies and love for Olyve Oyle again, We're gonna have to have a discussion about that...
     
  8. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    He's a cheeky little scamp that martial isn't he
     
  9. Urban

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    Things that have been said on the subject in the past:
    my input shortly thereafter

    Lastly, my current routine is based around power (complex training), endurance (repetitious effort) and conditioning (Ross enamait drills, crossfit, intervals, etc). You don't need to deadlift a million pounds to fight fire, but you don't need to run a marathon either.

    a lot of firehouses are turning to crossfit, but I think there are better more specific ways of training for what you need to do, just be creative. Crossfit WOD is for the lazy and uncreative IMO.
     
  10. Lusst

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    tl/dr
     
  11. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Summary

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    EAT YOUR GREENS
     
  12. Urban

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    and a little bit of this [​IMG]
     
  13. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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  14. good thread. thanks for the info Urban and Mike. I've got applications in at two depts. now and should begin testing next month. Last year the test i took kicked my ass. ( i did finish) the hose roll and the dummy drag were the worst.

    any tips on controlling your breath while on air? the first part of the test, (confined space, double hose carry, sledgehammer) was all on air. after i lost my breath it seemed like i never got it back.
     
  15. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    On a serious note I considered joining last year but my eyes were too bad (their intake was last nov and I got my eyes checked out last january)
     
  16. that sucks, i didn't know that was a requirement. i have a couple of friends on the department and they say it's the best job ever.
     
  17. Iosephus

    Iosephus sleazy male stripper

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    talking about the cpat? its a weiner course

    and what state? seems like everyone i know describes the application process as whackamole. theyre applying somewhere new, and around 200+ miles every other week. kinda brutal in this area

    if its correctable you can get away with it, i believe
     
  18. Bubble Boy

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    I was a fire fighter / emt for three years.
    Now I'm a forest ranger who chases bunnies and occasionally fights a wild land fire.

    It's a kick ass career. Lot's of fun and camaraderie...
    it only sucks if your boss is an ass.
     
  19. magicman531

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    Popeye doesn't have any tri's at all. He's a freakin beat off and curl monkey!
     
  20. WildCard

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    I've done two years of college and may change my degree over to Firefighting. so posting to read later.
     

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