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Duty Ready: Physical and Mental Fitness for The First Responder – Addison, IL

August 14


Duty Ready: Physical and Mental Fitness for The First Responder

Hosted by the Addison Fire Protection District in Addison IL  Class Location: 666 S. Vista  Addison, Illinois.

Date:  8.14.2017  8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Program Details: We check our equipment before the start of the shift. We check it after we use it. What about your body? What shape is it in? A first responder’s reaction to an unfolding event can go from “0 to 100 miles per hour”.  Minds race and heart rates increases.  The most frequent killer of today’s first responder is a heart attack.  This program prods into the balance needed to be “duty ready”.

Simply put,  your body and mind both must be in the game. Being physically fit allows you to perform tasks reduces the chance of injury and death to you and may help others from getting hurt. But being mentally prepared is the second part of the equation. If your body is ready but the mind is not in it the results will not be good.  Students will learn strategies in the program to become physically and mentally fit.

Lead Instructor:Captain Chris Kelly, Houston Fire Department

Chris is a veteran of the fire service since 2002. Chris currently is a Captain in the Houston Fire Department, currently assigned to Engine 55 in District 46. Majority of his career has been spent in District 46, both as a firefighter and Engineer/Operator on both Engine and Ladder companies.  Prior to joining HFD, served a Training Captain at the Mont Belvieu Fire Department, where he was involved with multiple extensive hazmat incidents and command responsibilities. He has been a Paramedic for the last ten years, which included being a founding member of the Houston Police Department’s Tactical Medic Team, working in the ambulance routing telemetry unit, and participating in multiple research and protocol revision projects.

For additional info contact Battalion Chief Baxa (630) 628-3100. Class size is limited!





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Addison Fire Protection District
666 S. Vista
Addison, IL 60101 United States
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