Research Regarding Physical Training in Firefighters Carrying the Intervention Device

Marcel Pomohaci, Ioan Sabin Sopa
2020 Revista Academiei Forţelor Terestre  
AbstractEmergency occupations and mostly firefighter job demands high level of expertise managing critical situations that require a strong psychological and physical preparation. The investigation started from the assumption that having a good physical preparation program we will be able to develop physical strength and agility so that we can improve time in intervention situation simulated in the firefighter specific event of carrying the intervention device and mount the moto-pomp. The
more » ... oto-pomp. The sample of the study was formed by the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations from Sibiu firefighter team that was composed by 10 male athletes with age between 30± 3.5 years old with experience in this kind of competitions between 2 and 7 years. The intervention program with a specific firefighter program was presented, work load and exercises that were applied, proving that can improve time and physical development of our athletes. The results showed relatively good improvements in the performance time starting from an initial time of 30.66 seconds at the initial testing to come close at the final testing at a 24.51 seconds result that is very close to the national record 22.07 seconds, and also to the international record of 21.05 seconds. The results were than calculated for statistical significance with the t Student test, and found that between the initial and final test values is a statistically significant difference with a value of p = 0.00001. Conclusions of our research showed that firefighters need to be physically prepared to intervene in critical situations for search and rescue in any situations that appeared thus a strong physical program can contribute to their physical shape and skills.
doi:10.2478/raft-2020-0027 fatcat:gj5onkoswjfsnoz7nirpbdljoe