A Safe Haven for Fat Firefighters Everywhere!


    Firefighters are at a significant risk of suffering fatal cardiovascular events related to the performance of their duties. Sudden cardiac death has consistently been the number-one cause of firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) each year in the United States.One prominent cardio-vascular disease (CVD) risk factor among firefighters is obesity, considered to be of “epidemic” proportions in the general population of the United States. Most U.S. adults—approximately 56.4 percent (65.5 percent of men and 47.6 of women)—are overweight. The incidence of obesity among firefighters often surpasses that of the general population. Some studies suggest that as many as 88% of all firefighters are obese. A new study by the National Volunteer Fire Council characterizes this as an epidemic! Click here to read the full report.

     Okay, so every year too many firefighters die from being fat. Every year someone tells me I need to lose weight or I will be one of them. What nobody  acknowledges is that every year hundreds of thousands of fat firefighters DO NOT DIE! As a matter of fact, these fat firefighters arguably do over 80% of the firefighting!

    Please understand that I am not advocating obesity in firefighters. I am recognizing them for their contributions. Stay tuned for a blog about my own challenge with fitness.

     This site is dedicated to fat firefighters everywhere! Please email your fat firefighter heroic story with photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     This site will eventually have:

  • Photos of fat firefighters
  • Stories about fat firefighters
  • Health tips for firefighters
  • Links to firefighter health resources 
  • Fat Firefighter Book Store
  • Fat Firefighter Merchandise Store (Coming Soon)!
  • A blog about my personal fitness challenge

Fireman Dave


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