Louisa County Fire and EMS Set To Fight Mental and Physical Stressors



Louisa County Fire and EMS Set To Fight Mental and Physical Stressors

Partners with O2X Human Performance for 3-day workshop to optimize health and wellness

Louisa, VA – From Mar 3rd – Mar 5th, the Louisa County Fire and EMS System (LCFEMS) will participate in the first of a four-part series of workshops to address mental and physical health, wellness, and resilience. 

The workshop will be run by O2X Human Performance, a training and education company founded by former Navy SEALs. As tactical athletes, first responders 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 they train their bodies properly to stay healthy, but also maintain their mental health.

Beginning Thursday, both Fire and EMS personnel take the first step in this program with a focus on their overall health and wellness based on prepared curriculum provided by O2X certified professionals across a variety of fields germane to promoting physical and mental agility and longevity.

During the sessions, participants will learn about nutrition, strength training, sleep, stress management, and resilience. The O2X team consists of hundreds of specialists, including U.S. Special Operations veterans, strength and conditioning coaches, mental performance experts, PhDs in nutrition and psychology, as well as sleep scientists – all dedicated to helping first responders elevate their human performance. 

“We are thankful this federal grant will allow us to make an investment in our most valuable asset, our people, and provide a world-class training experience for our members,” said Louisa County Fire Chief Robert Dubé.

O2X Human Performance has successfully trained thousands of first responders and collaborated with hundreds of public safety agencies nationwide to provide state-of-the-art training and education aimed specifically at helping first responders finish their careers as strong as they started.

“We’re excited to continue our program in Louisa County,” said Paul McCullough, Co-founder at O2X Human Performance. “This four-part workshop in March 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.”

The workshops will be held from 8am to 4pm at Louisa Volunteer Fire Company at 300 East Main Street, Louisa, VA 23093

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.

Bashon Mann or press@o2x.com