We over eat. We
chow down on junk food like there is no tomorrow. Imagine, a firefighter
All of this on top of stressful, physically demanding work
environment. So what can you do about about. Get of the sofa...as Olivia
Newton John said, "Let's get physical".
leading cause of firefighter death is heart attacks. While many of us may
be predisposed to cardiac problems, most of us are our own worst enemy.
is going to try to help you. Motivate you... How? Nothing else has worked
so far. How about competition? Are firefighters competitive? You bet. NEVER,
EVER let someone beat you in your first due! NEVER EVER let someone get
to the fire floor before you. Maybe we're got something here!
February 18, the
Fit for Fire program will kick off and it will
end on April 1.
We want you to select individuals from your fire station to participate.
Now for the
Each fire station/department
can enter as many teams as they'd like. Each team must be clearly identified.
For example, if ENGINE 287 has three team entering, each team will have
it's own team designation and will be responsible for submitting the information
weekly to FitforFire@WiththeCommand.com
Each team will
be comprised of 5 firefighters. Each team will select a team
leader who will track the progress of the team.
team member will weigh-in and will take waist measurements. This information
will be recorded and e-mailed to FitforFire@withthecommand.com
at the start of the program. Please send us your information by Monday,
February 18. If possible, take a photo the team before the contest begins.
team leader will be responsible for insuring that a new weigh-in occurs
and new measurements are taken.
After all information
is received at withthecommand, the information summary (not individual
achievements) will be posted.
each pound lost by the team is worth one point per pound. Each inch
lost of the waist line is worth an additional five points.
and integrity of each team is essential. If
you cheat, you're only cheating yourself.
will award, upon completion of the contest, shirts to the top three teams.
Winning teams and their fire stations will be featured in a story on withthecommand.com.
Other consolation prizes will be awarded.
this the Fit for Fire contest may want to consult their physician
prior to participation.
If you have any
questions, please mail FitforFire@withthecommand.com.