Firefighting is a hazardous profession that often requires strenuous work in dynamic and unpredictable environments.
Firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) employees have been shown to be at higher risk of non-fatal injury than most other U.S. workers
The Fire Foundation has extensively researched peer fitness and currently trains, certifies, and re-certifies firefighters as Peer Fitness Trainers. We help local fire agencies assist their respective departments in developing and maintaining fitness programs designed to meet the numerous physical demands faced by first responders.
The financial support we receive for the Peer Fitness and Injury Prevention helps us improve and expand our program to more Firefighters. Our goal is to extend the program to all 1,800 firefighters and minimize injuries and risk to our first responders.