Historically, approximately 50% of firefighter fatalities can be attributed to cardiac related events. One simple way to achieve this goal is to participate in some type of regular exercise. Therefore, workouts are provided, for free, that are geared toward the rigors of the firefighting profession, but can be done by anyone. When easy to follow information is provided, the likelihood that more firefighters will participate increases dramatically.
Our Strength is Our Foundation fitness equipment grant program. These grants include fitness equipment that totals over $3,000 worth of equipment. Staff members come out to the winning department and provide coaching on proper use of the equipment.
5-5-5 Firefighter Fitness, Inc. is a 501(c)3, with goal to have a tangible effect on the reduction of line of duty deaths among firefighters by encouraging them to workout and providing needed fitness equipment.
The Strength is Our Foundation fitness equipment grant program is open to volunteer, combination, and career departments. Individual stations at larger departments are also welcome to apply.