The Clarksville Fire Department is ramping up its attention to fitness through a recently implemented program that uses simulated work situations to help firefighters improve health.
The project has been among the first from from Maj. Jeff Spainhour, who has been the department’s training coordinator since December. Through support from the administration, Spainhour and firefighters Becky Oesterritter and Tim Cook have created a functional firefighting fitness program that uses real movements used in emergency situations.
Spainhour, who is passionate about fitness and health, said the program “is very important for our firefighters to stay healthy and safe. We want them to have a long career here and when they retire, we want them to be healthy as well.”