Boston Fire Department
In 2015, O2X began a partnership with the Boston Fire Department. Working closely with the new commissioner, Joseph Finn, our mission was to help one of the nation’s first fire departments battle rapidly increasing rates of occupational cancer, on-duty injuries, and behavioral health issues, while better preparing their members for the demands of the job.
2014 - 2017
Takes office. Boston Fire Health, Safety, and Wellness Division pioneers departmental changes including assessment of the force.July 2014
O2X beings partnership with BFD including workshops, health and facility assessments, resilience seminars, virtual support tools, and recruit trainingMay 2015
BFD invests in state-of-the-art respiratory equipment, high capacity washer/dryers, bunker gear, functional exercise equipment, and rehab tools.October 2017
Comissioner Joseph Finn recognized as 2017 National Fire Chief of the YearApril 2017
- Completed workshops for nearly 900 fire fighters
- Recruit and refresher training
- Injury prevention screenings
- Resilience Seminars
2018 - 2019
2020 - Present
When I assumed the role of Fire Commissioner/ Chief of Department for the Boston Fire Department, my number one priority was improving the health and wellness of our firefighters. O2X came on board and expertly helped us tackle the most challenging problems in the fire service: cancer, cardiac disease, musculoskeletal injuries, and mental health. These issues were taking our firefighters off the job and in some cases taking their lives. The O2X workshops, training, and resources saved BFD members, saved the city money, and the men and women of the BFD loved it.
I truly recommend their programs for any fire department- you won't regret it.