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  • Feb212017

    Pain is a Symptom

    Pain while working out is normal in fact it’s a good thing.  Pain while treating a patient or simply sitting in the aircraft is not, it’s a symptom of a larger problem.  Pain, even minor pain is indicative of a much larger problem.  A problem that needs to be addressed immediately. Let’s take neck / upper back pain as an

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  • Jan092017

    Fit Responder University

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  • Dec302016

    Three Fitness Resolutions for EMS Providers

    By Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P (ret.) Ask any EMT or first responder if they hurt, or if they have experienced pain in the last few months while at work, and almost all of them will slowly nod their heads yes. Some studies show that when anonymously surveyed, more than 57% of EMTs had a soft tissue injury (overexertion

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  • Sep282016

    Podcast with Bryan Fass from Fit Responder

    Check out this podcast on Kicking Boxes about Safety, Risk and changing Cultures in Fire, EMS and Industry. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-19-disrupting-perceptions/id1104052535?i=1000375041427&mt=2

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  • Jul312016

    Are we Less Resilient then we Used to Be?

    Stress is a fact of life, even normal people outside of public safety experience job related stress, although it seems ours is much worse.  Those of us in the business for a while can remember a time where the topic of stress, and stress management were never discussed.  Thankfully, ems has taken a great leap forward bringing to light the

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  • Jun082016

    The High Risk of First Responder Patient Handling

    June 7, 2016 – WorkCompWire By Ariel Jenkins, Director – Risk Control, Safety National and Brian Fass, President & Founder, Fit Responder EMS and Fire Rescue is, by definition, a high-risk profession. Patients are generally getting larger, while the profession is challenged to stay physically fit. The long hours and volume of calls in some urban areas can be overwhelming

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