To every one,
I am a fire fighter over in the UK. Our brigade at the moment allows us to partake in 1 hours worth of training per shift (2days-09:00-18:00, 2 nights-18:00-09:00 then 4 days off). This time was down to the discretion of the Sub Officer on watch. Therefore on our watch used we train first thing each shift in order to gain the benefits of a whole body warm-up that would last for the rest of the shift.
Unfortunately the powers that be have decided to plan our daily routines for us and now suggest that training on days be limited to half and hour 17:15-17:45pm (end of shift) and 23.45-00.15 on nights (before stand down/sleep if possible).
My question is can anybody provide me with the links/ references that support the benefits of training at the start of a working day to get us prepared for the shift ahead and the negative aspects of training just before bed (I get too jacked up if I train before bed).
Any other point would be welcome
I hope this makes sense