20150129 - Woodstock fire excercise (KG) - nwherald

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Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Woodstock firefighter Tyler Webster exercises a newly purchased machine inside Fire District Station 1 Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Woodstock. According to an American Journal of Preventative Medicine study, police and firefighters are among the most obese professions. The most common cause of death in firefighter who die on the job is from heart attack. Chief Ralph Webster has instituted a mandatory morning workout for the men and women on the fire department. The Woodstock Fire Rescue District was awarded a $100,000 grant to update its exercise equipment at it's three locations.