GRANT WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
555 Fitness is building stronger, healthier and safer firefighters though their tireless efforts to promote health and fitness in the fire service. Each year, the Strength Is Our Foundation Grant Program distributes over $15,000 of fitness equipment and products to fire departments across the United States.
The “Strength is Our Foundation” Grant includes a Concept 2 rower, Medicine balls, Again Faster Squat Stand, Utility Bench, Kettlebells, Customized 555 Fitness Barbell and “Never Forget” Weights.
Additionally, Topricin Healing Ointments, Fit Aid Beverage, Top Secret Nutrition, Brute Force Sandbags and BlastMask will also be making contributions to the grant package.
It is with great excitement that we announce the Portland Fire Department, Portland Maine, to receive the final grant of the 2015 year.
With 234 members spread across 9 stations, this equipment was requested to make better use of their limited space, provide additional equipment to the drill school for new hires and upgrade their current conditioning equipment to more functional pieces.
Portland Fire Department has a number of members who compete in a wide range of fitness events: bodybuilding/fitness competitions, triathlons, marathons, Crossfit competitions and the SCOTT Combat Challenge.
Their biggest fitness achievement has been the participation and success in the Fight For Air Firefighter Stair Climb held in Boston, MA. For the past 10 years, their team has had the most members participate, raised the most money and has won the stair climb event all but a few of the years.
We hope this equipment will aid the members in their current fitness goals and inspire more members of PFD to adopt their own health and fitness initiatives.
555 Fitness wishes to congratulate Portland Fire Department and IAFF Local 740 on receiving the grant and supporting the mission of 555 Fitness.
555 Firefighter Fitness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity and accepting donations to fund future fitness equipment programs. From the beginning of this program, all money raised has been done so through the sales of 555 Fitness t-shirts, stickers and donations through our website. For more information on how you can help us and thousands of firefighters, visit www.555fitness.com.