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Bryan Fass, BA, ATCL, CSCS, NREMT-P

Bryan Fass, BA, ATCL, CSCS, NREMT-P, is the author of Fit Responder, a comprehensive wellness plan for first responders, and the Fit Responder blog. He has a bachelor's degree in sports medicine and is certified as a licensed athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist. He was a paramedic for more than eight years and has authored four books on fitness, wellness, and human performance. Bryan is available for consulting and speaking on public safety fitness testing along with fitness, wellness, and injury-prevention programs. Contact him at bryan@firepoliceemsfitness.net.

EMS has been a profession of near-constant change. It seems every year there’s new and better gear, trucks, monitors, airway and venous access devices, and a dizzying array of IT companies offering…
We know not everyone can make it to EMS World Expo every year. For that reason we are pleased to offer a new series, Expo ICYMI (that's In Case You Missed It, if you're not hip to social media…
El SEM se encuentra entre los trabajos más riesgosos en los Estados Unidos1. Los proveedores de atención prehospitalaria (PAP) tienen altos índices de lesiones relacionadas al trabajo, más que la…
EMS consistently ranks among America’s riskiest jobs.1 EMTs have higher rates of work-related injuries then the general workforce and are three times more likely to get hurt and experience lost work…
  Stress seems like it should be a four-letter word with the negative connotation that it holds. Visions of stressed-out, exhausted responders running calls all through the night come to mind,…
A funny thing happens when we are free of pain and injury: We tend to feel better. If you feel better, the tendency to be consistent in your life improves, essentially removing barriers to diet and…
      The time we spend in EMS preparing, practicing, certifying and recertifying for our jobs is enormous. The cost for that time is equally significant, yet there are so many in EMS who have to…
The knee joint is interesting. The knee, which is classified as a hinge joint, accepts load from the upper body and impact from the lower leg. It resists rotation, forward translation and backward…
If you've followed my column, you no doubt know by now that I don't like fads. Fads in fitness do little more than cause injury and exacerbate existing postural distortions that lead to injury. The…
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