Training For WFX-FIT

Training For WFX-FIT

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+)

Regular physical activity is fun and healthy, and more people should become more physically
active every day of the week. Being more physically active is very safe for MOST people. The PAR-Q+
questionnaire will tell you whether it is necessary for you to seek further advice from your
doctor OR a qualified exercise professional before becoming more physically active.

French Version of the PAR-Q+ - Q-AAP+

Before Starting an Exercise Program

The following checklist will help to guide you in preparation for fitness activities:

  • Complete the PAR-Q+ and consult with your physician if necessary
  • Establish goals
  • Make the commitment to yourself
  • Get educated – the more you know, the healthier and safer you will be
  • Have the appropriate footwear and apparel for exercise

Are You Prepared for WFX-FIT

Are You Preapred for WFX-FIT? booklet.

Êtes-vous prêt pour le test WFX-FIT

Fitness Training Manual

Fitness Training Manual for those interested in training for the WFX-FIT test.
Revised November 2012

Strength Training Exercises and Stretching

Wfx Fit Supplemental Video from Gabe Tobias on Vimeo.

Nutrition

Firefighting is a physically demanding occupation that may require 6,000 calories (kilocalories) per day. Fire fighters who do not consume enough calories will become fatigued and lose body weight and muscle. Consuming too few calories over the weeks and months of a busy fire season can impair immune function and lead to illness. This is not the time to lose weight. Fire fighters should check their weight every 2 weeks to monitor their energy balance. The best time to weigh is in the morning before breakfast (but after urination). Energy (calories) comes from carbohydrate, fat, and protein.

Health Canada, Canadian Food Guide

Eating for Health and Performance: The Wildland Firefighter  USDA US Forest Service

Additional Resources

FIREFIT Program.  A fitness program developed for wildland firefighters in the United States.  Provides information on pre-season, fire season and post-season fitness training.