Norfolk Fire Department Set To Fight Mental and Physical Stressors



Norfolk Fire Department Set To Fight Mental and Physical Stressors

Partners with O2X Human Performance for 5-day workshop to optimize health and wellness

Norfolk, VA – From May 9th thru May 13th, the Norfolk Fire-Rescue team will participate in a five-day training evolution sponsored by the First Responder Center for Excellence 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 Monday, May 9th, Norfolk Fire personnel will take the first step in this program with a focus on their overall health and wellness based on a prepared curriculum provided by O2X certified professionals across a variety of fields germane to promoting physical and mental performance.

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. 

“More than ever, Norfolk Fire-Rescue recognizes the value of making both physical and mental health a top priority for our members,” said Norfolk Fire-Rescue Chief, John DiBacco. “O2X is that valuable tool in our toolbox which reinforces our commitment to ensuring healthier lifestyles throughout our careers and beyond.”

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 with the city of Norfolk,” said Paul McCullough, Co-founder at O2X Human Performance. “This five-day workshop 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 1401 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia..

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.

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