Development and management of a fitness testing programme for all Fire and Rescue personnel to ensure a minimum standard of fitness.
Confidential records to be maintained of each individuals fitness;
Develop and maintain a fitness training programme for each and every shift on all fire stations and deliver training sessions on a daily basis at each facility.
Maintain and evaluate individual fitness level and skillset to plan reachable goals;
Plan and lead fitness training sessions to enhance the overall fitness of the crews as well as develop the peer fitness trainers so they can continue with the program on shift;
Develop and maintain departmental and individual KPIs for fitness to work with a goal of increasing overall compliance with the set standards;
Manage the fire station gymnasiums to ensure all of the equipment therein is fit for purpose, is used appropriately and safely (through training of individuals) and properly maintained though outsourced maintenance contracts;
Motivate all staff to improve their fitness and health awareness through group and individual training sessions. Counsel and educate staff on diet, nutrition, and exercise and create workout plans tailored to individual needs.
Chart and track staffs progress;
Collaborate with Occupational Health Department to develop bespoke training / physiotherapy programs for personnel returning to work after sickness or injury to ensure a speedy recovery and return to work;
Develop and maintain competency of peer fitness trainers on each shift to enable them to deliver training sessions on shifts at night and at weekends;
Develop and run fitness related competitions in collaboration with other Fire and Rescue Divisions to raise the morale of the personnel and the profile of Fire and Rescue Services.