The goal of firefighter fitness is to increase the chances of everyone returning home safely. Plus, being in shape helps to assure no one is a liability to their fellow brother or sister on the job. This is a 2-day functional fitness event that is employing a 3 member team format.
The Firefighter Throwdown was created to address health, wellness, nutrition and exercise as it relates to firefighter safety, job performance and quality of life. With 50% of all firefighter Line of Duty Deaths (LODD) directly related to heart attacks, the fire industry is in a state of emergency. The most tangible and immediate way to address, prevent and correct this situation is through bettering the state of individual firefighters’ health starting with nutrition and exercise. This event concept showcases elite firefighter athletes from around the country, and internationally, who prove by example, that fitness is intrinsic to a firefighter’s survival.
Operations will be managed for a 2nd time by CrossFit North Atlanta, and judges/volunteers and a local presence has been secured by partnering with CrossFit NapTown, Indianapolis. (Minimum 1 woman per team) Athletes are chosen to compete from all those who apply online.