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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Study: 70 Percent of Firefighters are Overweight

Doctors aren't telling overweight firefighters to lose weight, study says

Mary MacVean contact the reporter
Medical ResearchObesity ResearchU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Anonymous said...

When I read this the first thing that came to mind was the overweight fire chief in Salisbury. The one that no one wanted, but Ireton ended up hiring him anyway. You talk about obesity and a heart attack waiting to happen.

Anonymous said...

If there were ever a doubt, just visit OC during the firemen convention.

Anonymous said...

Let us be honest, most of America is now over weight and out of shape.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the Fire Palace have a state-of-the-art exercise facility?

Anonymous said...

Minimum fitness requirement should be in place for firefighter health and safety. I'm surprised that the insurance company that covers the city doesn't have something to say about it.

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