Vashon Island Firefighters Focus on Mental and Physical Wellness 02X Human Performance to provide training and education

Vashon Island, WA – On January 28th and 29th, 60 members of Vashon Island Fire and Rescue will
participate in a two-day human performance workshop. The event will be led by O2X Human
Performance, a training and education company that works primarily with tactical populations to
optimize performance and increase career longevity.

Firefighters and other first responders face extraordinary challenges daily, leading to compounding stress over a 20+ year career. The curriculum provided at the workshop will aim to mitigate the impact of both mental and physical strain that can lead to behavioral health issues, fatigue, and burnout. 02X 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.

“Our most vital resources at VIFR are the people who protect and serve our community, our staff and our members. That’s why we are excited to implement a comprehensive wellness and fitness program that will be delivered this weekend by 02X Human Performance. We look forward to embracing this holistic approach to reducing on the job injuries of our members and saving taxpayer dollars. We can have the best tools and equipment on the market, however it’s our staff, who are public safety tactical athletes, that carry out our vital mission to protect our community,’ said Matt Vinci, VIFR Fire Chief Matt Vinci.

During the sessions, firefighters will learn about nutrition, strength training, sleep, stress management, and resilience. The 02X 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.

“02X is excited to bring our program to VIFR,” said Paul McCullough, Co-founder at 02X Human Performance. We’re confident our curriculum will play a key role in supporting the health and wellness of those who protect the Vashon Island community.”

The training will take place at 9326 Southwest Bayview Drive, Vashon, WA, USA

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