Welcome to the 6th installment of the Firefighter Throwdown, the 2nd Throwdown staged at FDIC which is the largest fire tradeshow in the country. 36,000 attendees and exhibitors!
This is a team event. 3 people, 1 must be female. Teams and teamwork conquer fires in real life, so this is the way we structured the competition. A multitude of torturous WODs have been created by CrossFit NapTown that smack to Functional Fitness, but also, mirror the physical activity a firefighter experiences on a daily basis. The Firefighter Throwdown is not for the uninitiated, the weak or soft. Yet, keep in mind...in a team environment, each team can have a wide range of ability and experience and still be highly competitive.
As the premier attraction of FDIC, we have 60,000 square feet in the convention hall at the Indiana Convention Center. Big space gives us Big Opportunities for the gallery of viewing fans, equipment, Vendor Village, warm up space and more.
50% of firefighter Line of Duty Deaths (LODD) are caused by heart attack and stroke. Much of the physical trauma experienced by firefighters is due to being out of shape then enduring peak exertion during a call. Their heart simply can’t take the stress.
The mission of the Firefighter Throwdown is increase firefighter health, wellness, nutrition and exercise in order to increase safety, job performance and quality of life. The elite athletes we showcase serve as examples of what life can look like as a fit firefighter. Our hope is to inspire the firefighters who need to begin the fitness journey to start even if that’s decreasing soda consumption and walking around the block once a day.
The Firefighter Throwdown showcases the future of firefighter fitness and the direction the industry has been taking in regards to health and wellness for the last 5 years. Join us in saving lives, preserving families and increasing safety.