The First Twenty
About the First Twenty Hear the words and thoughts of the firefighters who are dedicated to protecting and serving our communities. “If we can save one firefighter… if just one more firefighter comes home on that truck at the end of the day… thats a win.”
Over the course of this next year, The First Twenty will provide monthly webinars and information on health and fitness programs consisting of physical performance, tactical nutrition, and mental performance to meet the needs of both career and volunteer firefighters.
“The First Twenty is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of the American firefighter. Our mission is to decrease Line of Duty Deaths due to heart attack in today’s fire service”, says David Wurtzel Founder/Executive Director of The First Twenty.
The First Twenty is committed to designing fitness, wellness, and educational programs based on the most up-to-date research. We are creating data systems by bringing together key stakeholders to contribute to future research on firefighter health and fitness. By working with the universities and hospitals, we are developing research to advance firefighter wellness.
The Safety Health and Survival Section will work directly with The First Twenty to establish a dedicated fund to help offset health screening charges for fire departments. For every IAFC member who signs up, the SHS Section will receive a 20% donation towards establishing a SHS-run scholarship fund to assist those in the fire service who are in need of financial support to pay for health screenings.
The SHS is committed to reducing firefighter injuries and death and to finding ways to have every firefighter get an NFPA 1582 compliant medical physical.
Tactical High Performance Program
Please sign up at The First Twenty Tactical High Performance Program (www.firsttwentyperformance.com), and start your path to a long life and many years of health as a member of the fire service.
What is The First Twenty Tactical High-Performance Program©? This holistic program provides critical performance fundamentals specifically designed to address the unique physiological and psychological challenges facing today’s firefighting force.
• Mental Performance Tools and Guidance
• Tactical Nutrition Tools and Guidance
• Stress Reduction Tools and Guidance
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