Workshop helps Lexington firefighters address mental and physical stressors


LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Wednesday, the Lexington Fire Department (LFD) began hosting a three-day human performance workshop led by O2X Human Performance.

This federally funded opportunity for LFD members will help firefighters learn about nutrition, injury risk reduction, sleep, stress management and resilience.

“I don’t think there’s a member of this department that wouldn’t benefit from this in some way, said Captain Kevin Deweese of the Lexington Fire Training Academy.

The workshop targets the specific needs of firefighters, offering tangible methods for everything from sleep habits to stress.

“We had an hour-long session of relaxation and yoga-type methods to help with stressful times, breathing techniques, things like that,” explained Deweese.

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