FirstNet®, Built with AT&T, and O2X Human Performance are collaborating to support the health, wellness, and performance of first responders nationwide. This initiative is aimed at first responders and other public health and safety officials, and is delivered through a series of workshops across America.
To date, FirstNet, Built with AT&T® and O2X have collaborated on nine engagements across six states – including Florida, Connecticut, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan, and Colorado – with approximately 65 departments and agencies served.
The training provided to the first responders during these workshops includes evidenced-based skills that support tactical athletes serving in public safety, who risk their lives daily to keep their communities safe. These first responders endure tremendous physical and mental stress throughout their decades-long careers. As a result, it’s become critical that they train properly to stay physically ready, but also to 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-day workshops, participants 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 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.”
This training program reinforces the strategic priorities established by the FirstNet Health and Wellness Coalition (FNHWC) to support first responders and their families. 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. FNHWC’s mission 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 throughout the U.S.,” said Paul McCullough, Co-founder at O2X Human Performance. “These three-day workshops act as a foundation for 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.
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About O2X Human Performance
O2X Human Performance provides comprehensive, science-backed programs to hundreds of public safety departments, federal agencies, and the military. O2X works with clients to elevate culture, improve mental and physical wellbeing, support healthy lifestyles, and reduce healthcare costs associated with injuries and illnesses. Driven by results and cutting-edge research, O2X programs are designed and delivered by a team of Special Operations veterans, high level athletes, and hundreds of leading experts in their respective fields of human performance.
Visit o2x.com for additional information.