Obesity in the Fire Service

Obesity is prevalent in the fire and emergency services. The NVFC partnered with the HOPE Health Research Institute to study obesity in the fire service. This course outlines the findings of several research studies and provides recommendations to combat obesity and improve overall health.

Brittany Hollerbach

Dr. Hollerbach is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Development and Research Institutes-USA, Inc., (NDRI-USA). She recently received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Kansas State University. She works on studies being conducted by the Center for Fire, Rescue, and EMS Health Research and the Center for Military and Veteran’s Health Research. Her current work focuses on firefighter health and a military PTSD clinical trial. Brittany has been working on both military and firefighter projects with NDRI throughout graduate school. She has an interest in firefighter health in general and female firefighter health specifically, given her background as a former firefighter. She also has experience teaching at the fire academy and is well-connected to the fire service community in Kansas City. Dr. Hollerbach also has extensive experience working with the fire service on a number of federally funded firefighter studies.  


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