Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P (ret.), has dedicated the past 10+ years to changing the culture of first responders from one of pain, injury, and disease to one of ergonomic excellence and first responder wellness. He has leveraged his 20-year career in sports medicine, athletic training, spine rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and as a paramedic to become the expert on pre-hospital patient & equipment handling, fire-EMS fitness and wellness. His company, Fit Responder, works nationally with departments to reduce injuries and improve fitness for first responders.
Bryan is frequently contacted for expert opinion and content contribution for all aspects of public safety fitness, ergonomics and wellness. Bryan authored the Fit Responder book used by departments and schools plus writes for numerous web and peer-reviewed journals including the National Strength & Conditioning Associations Tactical Strength & Conditioning journal, officer.com, ems-1.com, fire Engineering, EMS World & JEMS. Bryan holds a bachelors’ degree in sports medicine with over 17 years of clinical practice, was a paramedic for over 8 years, and is certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC, LAT), Strength Coach (CSCS). Fit Responder developed the nation’s first validated pre-hire Physical Abilities Test for EMS.
Bryan founded Fit Responder in 1998 to meet the risk, safety, fitness, wellness and training needs of departments nationally. Fit Responder is a trusted partner in the insurance industry working with risk pools, workers compensation funds, insurance brokers and third party administrators.
Bruce Mills, EMT-P (R) VP of Customer Relations for Fit Responder
Bruce is a 35 year veteran public safety professional. Starting his career at the age of 14 while still in high school where he received his EMT certification. After attending Clarion University he received his Paramedic training at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. Bruce has worked for Central County Ambulance Clarion PA. 1979 – 1988, Brookville Ambulance Service Brookville PA 1986 – 1991, Emergycare Inc. Erie PA 1989 – 1997 and Mecklenburg EMS Agency aka Medic Charlotte NC – 1997 – present.