Friday, April 2, 2010

Fitter Firefighters Saving Taxpayers Money

“Raging flames, deadly black smoke, collapsing floors and falling debris are known risks for firefighters. But few think of the physical toll saving lives and battling blazes takes on these men and women every day, said Craig Oldershaw, president of the Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters Union. Thanks to a Health and Wellness Program, pushed by the union and implemented in the county in 2006, firefighters today are more fit than ever, he said. Since the program began, there has been a 29 percent reduction in firefighter sprains and strains, said Donna Goins, safety and insurance manager for the county's Risk Management Office...

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