FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #17
Interview with Dr Karlie Moore
About this Episode:
Intro Provided by: David Jeffers, Morrisville Fire Dept, Morrisville, VT
What are the biggest mistakes firefighters make with their health and how can we avoid it? That’s the key thing we want to learn on this episode. David and Dr Moore discuss the biggest mistakes and how to avoid them.
Dr. Karlie Moore shares with us what the 5 biggest mistakes firefighters make in relation to their health and why fighting fires isn’t the only challenge on the job. It is her goal to educate firefighters on how exercise and nutrition affect your health and injury risk. Although Dr. Moore takes a scientific approach to firefighter health, her marriage to a fireman allows her to have a vast understanding of the job that many researchers may not be privy to.
- What are the 5 biggest mistakes firefighters make in relation to their health and how can we avoid them?
- How these mistakes are detrimental to your health and career
- Learn about the components of fitness and how they coordinate with your ability to do the job, and do it safely
- How to motivate yourself and your peers to live a healthier lifestyle
About Dr. Moore :
Since 2007, Doctor Karlie Moore has been helping firefighters improve their health.
Her work in the fire service began with the Santa Ana College Fire Technology Department where she conducted fitness assessments for fire departments all over southern California. She now provides fitness testing and educational lectures to several fire departments in Oregon.
Dr. Moore studies the relationships between exercise/nutrition and chronic disease and she specializes in firefighter health. Her dissertation focused on improving the methods for assessing back injury and heart attack risk among firefighters.
She has developed the only protocol for firefighters of its kind. It’s a special treadmill testing protocol, which involves walking up an incline while wearing a weighted vest, to predict aerobic capacity in firefighters (as a measure of cardiac risk). Her further contributions to the fire service include providing education to firefighters about becoming healthier and happier via her website FitForDutyConsulting.com.
In addition to being a contributor for FirefighterToolbox, Dr. Moore works at her consulting practice and teaches at Oregon State University. Dr. Moore is married (to a firefighter) and resides in Corvallis, Oregon.
About the FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
The FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is audio program for up and coming firefighters and leaders who want to become better at the ever evolving skill of firefighting and to continue growing into a better leader. We interview great firefighters and officers and others who can bring great ideas, insights and information and share it with us so we can take our skills to the next level. New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.)
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