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Rosemount firefighters go through a workout on a recent Wednesday night. Several firefighters have committed to work out and eat better to improve their health.

Firefighters focus on fitness

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While firefighters face dangerous situations frequently, the leading cause of death in the profession is not flames or falls. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, it’s heart attacks.


Rosemount Fire Chief Rick Schroeder is all too aware of that fact, and he’d like to do what he can to help the members of the Rosemount department protect their health. And so the Rosemount Fire Department has partnered with the Warehouse to do a 21-day fitness challenge.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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