FirstNet®, Built with AT&T Bring Health & Wellness Training To Denver Region First Responders



FirstNet®, Built with AT&T Bring Health & Wellness Training To Denver Region First Responders

O2X Human Performance to provide workshop for public health officials

Denver, CO – FirstNet, Built with AT&T and O2X Human Performance are collaborating to support the health, wellness and human performance of first responders nationwide. The next training workshop in a series of multiple events to take place across America will be held in Northglenn, Colorado, from Nov 19-21. This training program brings a certified health, wellness and resilience curriculum aimed at first responders in addition to public health and safety officials.

First responders representing 14 fire departments, police departments and dispatch agencies in Colorado will attend the workshop, run by O2X, a training and education company founded by former Navy SEALs. The training provides evidenced-based skills that support tactical athletes, such as public safety professionals, who require unique physical training for their job. Tactical athletes serving in public safety risk their lives daily to keep their communities safe. They endure physical and mental stress throughout their careers. As a result, it’s critical they train properly to stay physically ready while also maintaining their mental health. Tactical athletic training seeks to integrate skills into the lives of first responders, so they are ready, resilient, and able to answer the call.

Over the course of three days, participants will learn how small, incremental changes can lead to sustainable performance and lifestyle improvements. The topics covered include strategies to mitigate the risk of injury, tools to enhance performance under pressure and manage high stress jobs, and education on proper nutrition, sleep hygiene, and foundations of movement – all designed specifically for first responders. 

During the sessions, participants will hear from members of O2X’s team, including U.S. Special Operations veterans, strength and conditioning specialists, mental performance experts, nutrition and psychology specialists, as well as sleep scientists.

“Our first responders put their lives on the line every day to protect our community and we take their health and wellness seriously,” said Dr. Anna Fitch Courie, DPN, RN, PHNA-BC, Director, Responder Wellness, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “This program has proven successful, and we’re hoping our collaboration will allow more first responders to feel equipped both mentally and physically to handle their jobs.”

This training program reinforces the strategic priorities established by the FirstNet Health and Wellness Coalition (FNHWC) to support first responders and their families. The mission of the FNHWC is to integrate responder, community, industry, and academic capabilities to support the health, wellness, and readiness of American first responders.

“Training is a top priority for us and is essential for protecting the safety of our firefighters and our community,” said North Metro Fire Rescue District Training Chief Matt O’Leary. “We’ve learned in the fire service that training must go beyond teaching firefighting techniques and EMS skills. It’s just as important for us to equip our employees with the right tools to maintain their overall well-being to avoid injuries and mental distress on the job.”

“We’re excited to begin this new relationship alongside FirstNet in the great state of Colorado,” said Paul McCullough, Co-founder at O2X Human Performance. “This three-day workshop in will act as a foundation for these firefighters to keep their physical health and mental wellness a part of their daily lives, in order to stay prepared for the demands of the job.”

O2X Human Performance has successfully worked with hundreds of public safety agencies nationwide to provide innovative training and education aimed to help first responders finish their careers as strong as they started.

The workshop will take place at North Metro Fire Rescue District’s Training Center, 1006 Weld County Road 11, Northglenn, Colorado. 

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About O2X Human Performance

O2X Human Performance provides comprehensive, science-backed programs to hundreds of public safety departments nationwide, federal agencies, and the military. The results driven O2X EAT SWEAT THRIVE curriculum encompasses all areas of human performance: nutrition, conditioning, sleep, stress management, and resilience. The O2X team is composed of Special Operations veterans, Olympic, professional, and All-American collegiate athletes, and hundreds of leading human performance experts.

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