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Innovation Through Collaboration

The IAFF continues to invest in strategic partnerships that will drive innovation in support of the physical, psychological and social well-being of every fire fighter.

Building on a Strong History

In 1997, the IAFF and IAFC launched the Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) and marked the beginning of a commitment to lead the charge on improving the health and wellness of all uniformed fire department personnel. More than two decades later, the WFI continues to be the principal resource to support fire fighter wellness and fitness. Grounded by a framework, supported with evidence, and continually updated by the world’s leading subject matter experts, the WFI offers best-practice guidelines to inform the implementation of wellness-fitness programs by any department. The F2T program was designed in support of these principles and best practice guidelines and will serve to reinforce the broader objectives of the WFI and its comprehensive approach to improving the wellness and fitness of fire fighters.

Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) Certification

In 2003, the IAFF, IAFC and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) launched the Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) Certificate Program to equip front-line leaders (PFTs) with the knowledge and skills to improve the wellness and fitness of their peers. Since the inception of the program, the IAFF’s team of master instructors delivered 200+ classes and certified thousands of members across the United States and Canada, while learning invaluable lessons regarding the obstacles and facilitators to program¬† implementation. In response to the lessons learned and feedback received, and the IAFF’s unwavering commitment to improving the physical, psychological, and social well-being of fire fighters, an expanded mission and a new name was proposed, and accepted, for the PFT program: Fit To Thrive.


Our Team

Meet the passionate and knowledgeable people who support F2T operations and serve the mission of helping more fire fighters be more active more often.

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