Physical fitness and the fire service
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Physical fitness and the fire service by Donald Trent Jacobs

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Published by National Fire Protection Association in Boston .
Written in English


  • Fire fighters -- Physical training.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statementby Donald T. Jacobs.
LC ClassificationsTH9128 .J3
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 88 p. :
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4878823M
ISBN 100877650764
LC Control Number76006714

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