In a recent article on fireengineering.com, Shannon asks the question, Is what you do like “Chicago Fire”? And dispels the top myths about firefighting.
“In June, a highly skilled and passionate group of yoga teachers and first responders gathered in Santa Cruz, CA, for the first FireFlex Yoga Foundations Teacher Training weekend. Demand for on-duty yoga classes is growing, as more firefighters experience the benefits of yoga off-duty as well as on the job.
During the training, yoga teachers had a rare opportunity to meet and hang out with first responders. Yoga teachers opened up and revealed their fears of teaching yoga to firefighters. First responders dispelled many misunderstandings about the profession as well as confirmed some of our fears about walking into a fire station to teach yoga for the first time. Firefighters Jake Maxson, from the Hanford (CA) Fire Department, and Gene Eden, a 30-year veteran firefighter from the San Francisco (CA) Fire Department, did a great job separating fact from fiction and Hollywood spin, and we all shared many laughs and moments of inspiration as, one by one, assumptions came tumbling down.”
Read the full article here -> Fire Engineering: IS WHAT YOU DO LIKE “CHICAGO FIRE”? DISPELLING TOP MYTHS ABOUT FIREFIGHTING