Fitfighter training uses fire hoses to help firefighters stay in shape

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Monday, July 13, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Firefighters have to be fit in order to save lives, so how do they stay in shape?

Joining us on Eyewitness News Sunday Morning were Sarah Apgar, (@sarahapgar), the founder of Fitfighter Training and inventor of the Steelhose system, which uses retired fire hoses as workout equipment, and Matt Long, (@mattslongrun), a competitive athlete and fire fighter.

Fitfighter's Steelhose mimics fireground tools and its circuits target 8 key fire ground maneuver areas.

The F.D.N.Y Fire Academy joined Fitfighter in 2014 to bring Steelhose training to every candidate entering the F.D.N.Y.

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