Building Firefighter Resilience with Fitness and Nutrition

Resiliency is the ability of an individual to bounce back from traumatic events and to deal with stresses in healthy ways. A resilient first responder uses effective coping strategies to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress. They miss fewer days of work, can provide more compassion to those they service and have greater job satisfaction and career longevity. The two best coping strategies any first responder has at their disposal is a good fitness and nutrition program. In this seminar, the instructor will first introduce how stress and inflammation are leading to the plethora of health issues facing today's first responders. Then attendees will learn the definition of resilience in the context of first responders and review the research on the correlations between fitness, nutrition and improved resilience. Lastly, attendees will be given fitness and nutrition guidelines and resources that they can immediately implement and follow that will improve their health and make them a more resilient first responder.

Aaron Zamzow
Date & Time
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM