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Fire department improves nutrition to alleviate fatigue

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Ruston Fire Chief James Tornabene said firefighters expend enormous amounts of energy during a prolonged fire or a series of smaller fires and then eat “something” to replace those calories in case of another fire.

“Historically, that has been sodas, candy bars and greasy cheeseburgers,” Tornabene said. “Those foods are exactly what they don’t need. The worst foods for stress are simple sugars, fat and caffeine.”

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