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Firewell study on exercise and training injuries seeking participants

March 27, 2020  By FFIC Staff

March 27, 2020, Canada — The Firewell research team, lead by Joy MacDermid, is conducting a study on how bone and joint injuries occur in firefighters during exercise or training.

Despite being relatively healthy, firefighters have high rates of muscle, bone, and joint injuries. Surprisingly, almost half of the injuries occur during exercise or training because of overexertion, unsafe practices, or techniques. Firefighters may be aware of the risks of injury on the fireground, but unaware of the exercise and training risks.

Canadian firefighters (career, volunteer) with past or current musculoskeletal injuries (e.g., strains, sprains, broken bones) from exercise or training are invited to answer a 15-minute anonymous survey about exercise/training  practices,  techniques, and habits

For more info on the study:


To complete the 15-minute survey:

The study findings will be used to create new resources that could increase firefighter injury awareness and reduce injuries during exercise or training.

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