Nutrition and the Fire Service
"Nutrition is one component of a wellness program. Part of staying healthy is learning what to eat and sustaining a well-balanced diet. This in turn can help strengthen the immune system, boost energy levels, enhance recovery and fuel the body for strenuous work. It can help firefighters become more physically capable of withstanding the stress and demands of the job and enhance their performance and quality of life. More firefighters have died from heart-related problems than from any other occupational hazard. Proper nutrition plays a significant role in preventing long-term diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer."
-"Nutrition and the Fire Service" IAFC On Scene: May 15, 2010