Lets face it there is always a lot of focus on the Special Service Companies in the fire service. You always seem to hear people talking about searching, ropes, forcing entry, venting etc. It dominates our training menu sometimes and it dominates a lot of our fitness routine. However the Engine Company is the back bone of everything we do.
The Engine Company is the offensive line of the fire service. Guys on the engine do all the dirty work, and never get much of the glory. It is always those “other guys” who are well rested (cause they are not up running EMS calls), and there show muscles (cause they have a TON of time to work out) who get all the attention. We all know that without a well-trained and in shape engine company those guys would be crying for mama!
I kid, I kid, but seriously a lot of the focus is on things NON Engine sometimes, even out fitness. The above video is a great circuit workout that not only focuses on fundamental tasks of the engine, but fitness as well. All it takes is some hose, your PPE/SCBA, and some resistance. These guys use tires, but you can use sandbags, plate weights, whatever you have, it just takes some creativity and dedication.
Thanks to these guys for sharing this workout with the world, so that we can all benefit from it.
As usual, thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!