The IAFF is leading an innovative charge to improve fire fighter health and wellness by launching the FIT TO THRIVE (F2T) program. Born as an extension of the IAFF/IAFC Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) and the IAFF/IAFC Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) program, FIT TO THRIVE is designed to help more fire fighters be more active, more often so they can experience the benefits of regular exercise. It is comprehensive, inclusive, accessible and focused on behavior change. More information and resources are in development, so please find the F2T Program Overview document here and stay tuned for the launch of the F2T program later in 2021.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. You continue to serve your communities on the frontline but have also been asked to make unprecedented changes to your lifestyle, family routines and daily activities.
Given the wide-ranging benefits that regular exercise can have on our physical, emotional and mental health, it is critical to stay connected and continue to support, motivate and challenge each other to stay safe, stay healthy and stay active.
These IAFF resources on exercise, nutrition and resilience – found on our COVID-19 resource page – can help.
Due to COVID-19, we have canceled/postponed all in-person PFT courses until further notice. As a result, we’ve taken immediate action to adapt existing courses to a virtual delivery. We have launched the virtual F2T 101: Fitness Principles and Practice (PFT certificate) course. Please find the F2T 101 Course Overview here and reference the F2T 101 Course FAQs here for additional information.
Please complete this online form to sign up to receive future F2T program and course updates.