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Firefighter Wellness/Fitness Adam Jackson CPFR-PFT

Firefighter Wellness/Fitness Adam Jackson CPFR-PFT

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Firefighter Wellness/Fitness Adam Jackson CPFR-PFT

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  1. Firefighter Wellness/FitnessAdam JacksonCPFR-PFT

  2. Topics • IAFF/IAFC Wellness-Fitness Programs • Local Examples • Unions and Wellness-Fitness

  3. IAFF/IAFC • History- 1996: Fire Service Joint Labor Mng. Wellness Fitness Task Force. 10 Departments • Dev. a holistic positive rehabilitating and educational approach to wellness and fitness • Three Programs Developed • WFI • CPAT • PFT

  4. WFI Components • 1. Medical • Design of a Physical • 2. Fitness Program • Design/Screens • 3. Injury and Medical Rehab • Injury Prevention Program • Relationship w/ PT-OT

  5. Components Continued • 4. Behavioral Health • EAP • Substance Abuse • Relationships • Finances • 5. Cost Justification • 8 Depts. 7yr. Study • Hours Lost: 28% decrease vs. 55% increase • 1.33 million /yr. injury cost • Health Care Cost

  6. Components Continued • 6. Data Collection • Local Data • Individual Trends • IAFF Database • Occupational Trend • 7. Implementation • Template • Union

  7. CPAT • Stair Climb • Hose Pull • Equipment Carry • Ladder Raise • Forcible Entry • Search • Rescue Drag • Ceiling Pull/Breach

  8. Peer Fitness Trainer • ACE Partnership • Firefighter Specific • 5 Day Course- 3 mo. Prep • Host Class= 25 • $800.00 • 12 hrs. CE/2 years • Trainer not Expert

  9. WHY? • Medical • CVD: 50 vs. 22 • Heart Attack 300x • Cortisol= obesity/heart disease • Fitness • Reduces CVD 50%: Diabetes 60%: Anxiety • Increase Testosterone • Injury • 50% retirements due to injury • Behavioral • Biological Rollercoaster • Possible vs. Probable • Data • Injury Prevention saves $

  10. CPFR Wellness Fitness • Functional Movement Screen • Industrial Athlete • Lifting Classes

  11. Functional Movement Screen • A ranking and grading system, used to document movement patterns that are key to normal function • By scoring theses patterns, the FMS identifies functional movement limitations and asymmetries. • Movement limitations and asymmetries can reduce the effects of functional training, cause movement compensations, increase the risk of injury, and distort body awareness.

  12. FMS and Firefighters • Orange County Fire Authority • 113 Recruits • Academy 33 – 36 • FMS = < 14 Cost of injury = 6 times greater

  13. FMS and Firefighters • Tucson Fire Department • 433 firefighters were screened • Implemented 8 week core strengthening program • 44% decrease in injuries (yoy) • 62% decrease in time lost (yoy) • Seahawks, NFL, NHL, MLB

  14. CPFR FMSWarm Up

  15. Prescription-229

  16. Industrial Athlete

  17. Safe Lifting Tools for safe lifting and movement, applicable to calls, workouts and everyday activities. Central Pierce Fire and Rescue Wellness and Fitness

  18. Stick Test

  19. Challenges • Cost • Basic Gym $600.00 • Attitude • It will cause injuries • Culture • Out to get us

  20. Why the Union • Current Attitude • Protect Minority • ST/OT vs. advocate • Members Wellbeing • Suicide vs. Fire Death • Maintenance of FF vs. Truck • Insurance/Injury Cost • Bargaining • Increase Member Involvement • Care= Trust= Involvement

  21. Resources • Dan John: Strength Coach • Gray Cook: Functional Movement Screen • Dr. Kevin Gilmartin: Psychologist • Dr. Sara A Jahnke: Center for Fire, Rescue and EMS Health Research • IAFF/IAFC: Wellness Fitness Initiative 3rd Ed. • Orange Co. Fire Auth: Tucson FD • Jeff Krekling: PFT Central Pierce Fire • http://firefighterfactsnj.org/heartattack-risks • https://www.iaff.org/hs/PDF/HeartDiseaseManual_2013.pdf