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Training Offers Lifelong Health Benefits For Firefighters - Kelli Volk (Kekoland News)
Rob Flannery is a firefighter of just over two years with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. He hopes his career in emergency response spans well beyond that.
"Trying to live a healthy lifestyle all the way through to the end," Sioux Falls Firefighter Rob Flannery said.
But in his line of work, sometimes that plan is derailed.
"Fire personnel have fairly short careers and it's a highly intense job. A lot of people leave fire service because of injuries, and when they retire they have injuries leftover from fire," Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Capt. Clint DeBoer said.
Mark Roozen, or Coach Rozy, wants to help prevent those injuries and keep firefighers healthy on and off the job. The Yankton based instructor trained everyone from high school students to NFL and Olympic athletes. But this week, he shared his knowledge with Sioux Falls Firefighters.