While in the gym, you push each other. You see each others limits and challenge each other.
You notice your brothers breaking points, their “red lines”, and how well they function under
stress. During these workouts you subconsciously build a memory bank of your brothers, and
when you are at a fire or a prolonged event, you can make sure to tell them to take a break
efore they go past their limit. This will prevent possible strains, sprains, and even LODD’s. Being there for your brothers and sisters means more than making dinner when it’s your turn on shift, mopping up, or having their back in a fire. It means looking out for them physically and mentally, so they can live a long, healthy life, and not become a statistic as a medical related LODD or fire ground injury. It means making sure they stay on top of their fitness so
they can go home and play with their son or daughter instead of needing to rest their back because they threw it out lifting a patient.
Going through an hour of an all out, sweat inducing, muscle aching workout, together as a
team, means a lot more than anyone can imagine. If you haven’t given this a try yet, what’s
stopping you? There should be no excuse. An hour out of your day to build even stronger
bonds and to better your own well-being as well as your team’s, is well worth the time. If you
and your department are already on this path, keep it up! Possibly even look back at when
there was no physical fitness program, or it was just one or two people instead of the whole
shift. I can guarantee you there is a difference in the brotherhood.
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