Funding Firefighter Fitness





Planning
  • Assist with equipment selection that is aligned with the Wellness Fitness Initiative
  • Provide floor plan design to optimize the available space
  • Provide access to Cybex ancillary equipment partnerships (flooring, balls, bands, weights, bars, etc) – We usually can offer cost savings through volume buying
  • Financing solutions through Cybex Capital Corporation – we not only finance Cybex Strength and Cardiovascular equipment but non Cybex equipment such as weights, dumbbells and bars.
Cybex Products
  • Superior results through correct biomechanics – verified to produce the desired results through independent research. Read more about the Cybex Research Institute at http://www.cybexinstitute.com/
  • All products proudly manufactured in the USA
  • Solid warranty backed products for peace of mind
  • White glove delivery and installation
  • Custom branding – frame, upholstery and logos
Follow-up
  • Post delivery training to learn how to use the equipment effectively and safely
  • Post delivery product preventative maintenance training to increase equipment life and save money in the future
  • Cybex website resource center (fitness advice, research articles) to keep you updated on the latest wellness and fitness research



FEMA
There is a program via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Assistance to Firefighters Grant's (AFG). Their primary goal is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, exercise equipment, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. To learn more go to http://www.fema.gov/firegrants/.
To learn how to apply, download the guidance manual: http://www.fema.gov/firegrants/docs/2009AFGguidance.pdf

Partnering
Ask the city to split the cost with the union or firefighters association for the cost of exercise equipment or wellness programs. Check to see if the local hospital will offer services like nutrition programs or fitness testing for firefighters. Local groups and businesses may also donate funds to help purchase needed equipment or supplies.

Financing
Financing available via Cybex Capital Corporation - we can not only finance Cybex Strength and Cardiovascular equipment but non Cybex equipment such as weights, dumbbells and bars.

Fundraising
In today's tough economic times, fire departments are always looking for ways to raise funds for equipment and fire station supplies. Some fundraising ideas are:
  • Reverse Raffles
  • Golf outings with hole sponsors
  • Night at the races
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Bingo
  • Aluminum can recycle and collection
  • Many other ideas can be found at Google by typing in - Fire Department fundraising ideas