fatigue and fitness in search and rescue

The Ultimate Fitness Guide for Firefighters and Rescue Teams

In the last post, we discussed fitness as it pertains to the mountains and search and rescue teams (and individuals).  Today we’ll discuss a bit about fire service fitness, inclusive of rope rescue and wildland fire teams. Firefighters and rescue teams are the unsung heroes who face various challenges daily. From fires to technical rope …

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Fitness Regimens for Mountaineering and Search and Rescue Work

Whether you are a mountaineer or part of a search and rescue team, a high level of fitness is essential for success. Both activities require strength, endurance, and mental focus, and training and exercise are musts to excel in both fields. In mountaineering, the focus is on individual fitness, while in search and rescue work, …

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Fitness Similarities between Mountaineering and SAR Work: How They are Interconnected

Fitness is an important part of our lives, but have you ever thought how fitness can connect two different activities, such as mountaineering and search and rescue (SAR) work? These two seemingly opposite activities actually have a lot of fitness similarities, which are interconnected and complement each other. In this blog post, we will explore …

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5 Common Challenges Facing any Search and Rescue Team

If you have ever worked on a search and rescue team, then you know that there can be some pretty tricky challenges to navigate. From the unpredictable nature of ropes used in technical rigging, to unanticipated obstacles while searching through difficult terrain, working on a search and rescue team is never easy! Today we’re exploring …

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