Firefighter fitness? Of course! But why?

By Dr. Paul Davis for Lion Connects Firefighting remains one of the few occupations left that requires heavy lifting. Just about everyone else has figured out a way to use hydraulics or electricity to lighten the load. And this is not likely to change for us anytime soon. Water weighs in at 8.3 pounds per gallon, and people – both patients and victims – continue to expand in size. Firefighters move a lot of both of these – water and people. Bottom line, this is a job for people who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty and doing a little heavy lifting.…