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A Project to Improve Milwaukee Firefighters' Health & Performance

Jon Strelecki

The Developing the Occupational Athlete Project is a collaboration between UWM's College of Health Sciences, Athletico Physical Therapy and the Milwaukee Fire Department. The project is working to advance the performance of firefighters, reduce injury, improve injury care and enhance life-long health for firefighters.

Host Tom Luljak talks with Kyle Ebersole, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Human Performance & Sport Physiology Laboratory at UWM; Jason Mims, Milwaukee Fire Department Health and Safety Officer, and Luis Rivera, Managing Partner of Athletico Physical Therapy.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.