I applied for a grant for my fire department for some fitness equipment, and they requested a photo of something on our department, fitness-related.
Probies are a wonderful group. I called one of ours to come up to the station where he got into full gear (minus the SCBA), I grabbed a kettlebell from my truck while he grabbed the RIT pack and a Halligan from our rescue truck. We pulled the squad out of the bay, and I showed him the Bear Crawl and Drag.
After several up-and-backs with the Kettlebell and again with the RIT bag and Halligan, I had the photos I needed, and he had a new exercise to add to his list!
The organization from which I applied for a grant is 555 Fitness, an organization dedicated to decreasing the number of Firefighter LODD by helping fire departments – volunteer and full-time – have access to fitness equipment. I’ve bought several shirts and hoodies from them – which are some of my favorite to wear around the station and during my work-outs – and equipment from their partners. For more information on how you can help with their mission click HERE.