H&H Training

New Book! Firefighter Functional Fitness

We at Hooks and Hooligans are happy to pass on the release of a new book, “Firefighter Functional Fitness” by Dan Kerrigan (also contributes to H&H) and Jim Moss. This book is loaded with training tips, training programs, nutritional information, and life style goals for firefighters. Dan and Jim are both passionate about firefighter health and wellness and they are ...

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The 21st Century Firefighter’s Office: The 3 Cs and their Impact on Strategy and Tactics at Residential Structure Fires

Be wary of anyone that tries to tell you how to put out your next fire. When America Burning was published in 1973, one of the primary conclusions the report reached was that residential fires were at the root of the American fire problem, resulting in the most civilian and firefighter injuries and fatalities and property loss than any other ...

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You have to have a college degree to get hired!

Higher education is a hot topic in the fire service. This topic spawns some very heated discussions when it comes to hiring processes and promotions. The talk often centers on hiring a firefighter who has a degree over a firefighter who just meets the basic requirements, due to the extra points awarded for having the degree. What about formal education ...

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Firefighter or t-shirt collector?

Are you “doin’ it?” Nobody gives a shit that you’re tired, hungry, in a bad mood, just had a fight with your significant other or any other number of excuses. We are here to perform a job that requires our full effort regardless of any other bullshit. Can you imagine the swing of opinion in regards to firefighters that would ...

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Are You Ready For The Click?

A race horse does not lunge out of the gate when it opens, it pushes forward at the click of the latch that holds the gates closed. A good duck hunting dog is calm and relaxed in the duck blind, until it hears the click of his master taking the safety off the shotgun. Both beautiful animals know it is ...

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12 Ways to get Uncomfortable with your Training

  Our approach to firefighter training is skill-based for good reason.  But there is more to skills training than meets the eye. Unfortunately, we’ve seen many examples of what can happen when our approach to firefighter training becomes too narrow. This is when training complacency rears its ugly head. In our profession, being a creature of habit can unfortunately lead ...

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What’s Your Game Plan?

There is not a sport in the world where athletes enter the arena without a plan. In the realm of team sports a plan is essential. A coach does not throw the team a ball and say, “Do your best!” Success in sports requires athletes to understand the fundamentals, practice the various skills of the game until mastery, then develop ...

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