On November 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2017 the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District held our 1st annual 5K Walk/Run at Benderson Park. The District’s Medical Insurance Company, Cigna, gave the District $10,000 to create a Wellness Program for our Fire Department.
Captain Thayer along with his Fitness Coordinators (Firefighter/EMT Christi Hollins, Firefighter/EMT Kiel Duquette and Firefighter/EMT Chris Snider) worked with representative from Cigna in creating a Wellness Program for all employees of the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District.
Captain Thayer and our Fitness Coordinators have been busy in creating a Wellness Program for our District by bringing in specialists to talk to all personnel over eating healthy food, cooking healthy food, exercise and proper use of equipment, stress reduction, and Team events that promote Wellness.
Our first Team event was a 5K Walk/Run at Benderson Park. This was held three (3) days in a row to allow all personnel and their families to attend. Our event was a HUGE success over this these three (3) days and we all look forward to our next event.
Congratulations to Captain Thayer, Firefighter/EMT Christi Hollins, Firefighter/EMT Kiel Duquette and Firefighter/EMT Chris Snider on putting this together and a special thank you to Cigna for providing their expertise and funding in assisting us in the development of our Wellness Program.