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FirstNet®, Built with AT&T Bring Health & Wellness Training To Hartford First Responders
O2X Human Performance to provide workshop for public health officials
Hartford, CT, May 3, 2022 – FirstNet®, Built with AT&T and O2X Human Performance are collaborating to support the health, wellness and human performance of first responders nationwide. In a series of multiple workshops to take place across America, the Hartford Fire Department will host the next training evolution from May 3rd thru May 5th. This training program brings a certified health, wellness and resilience curriculum aimed at first responders in addition to public health and safety officials.
The mental and physical performance workshops are run by O2X, a training and education company founded by former Navy SEALs. The training provides evidenced-based skills that support tactical athletes – personnel who require unique training strategies aimed at optimizing occupational performance. Tactical athletes serving in public safety risk their lives daily to keep their communities safe. They endure physical, and more importantly, mental stress throughout their careers. As a result, it’s become critical that tactical athletes train properly to stay physically ready, but also maintain their mental health. O2X’s 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 to meet unique training needs of first responders.
During the sessions, participants will hear from members of O2X’s team that includes U.S. Special Operations veterans, strength and conditioning specialists, mental performance experts, PhDs in nutrition and psychology, 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.”
“The Hartford Fire Department (HFD) is pleased to host this important training workshop for the benefit of emergency responders across Connecticut. The health and wellness of our public safety personnel are our agencies’ greatest assets,” said Hartford Fire Department Chief Rodney Barco, who previously participated in an earlier workshop out of state. “This program will help to enhance resilience and performance in the Fire Service, Law Enforcement & EMS fields.”
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.
“We’re excited to continue this relationship alongside FirstNet back in the great state of Connecticut,” said Paul McCullough, Co-founder at O2X Human Performance. “This three-day workshop will act as a foundation for these first responders 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 be held at 1 Fischer Road, Hartford, CT 06120 from 8am to 4pm daily.
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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.
Visit o2x.com for additional information.
FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community. Shaped by the vision of Congress and the first responder community following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FirstNet stands above commercial offerings. It is built with AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), an independent agency within the federal government. With more than 18,500 public safety agencies and organizations subscribed – accounting for more than 2.8 million connections nationwide – the FirstNet network is providing first responders with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it, unique benefits like always-on priority and preemption, and high-quality Band 14 spectrum. These advanced capabilities help emergency managers, fire, EMS and law enforcement save lives and protect their communities.