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[Share]Published: June 17, 2013

FDNY Firefighters Help Teens Enhance Their Physical Fitness

FDNY firefighter Alexander Couch led a physical fitness routine for students during the Days of Heroes Fitness and Leadership Workshop.

FDNY firefighter Alexander Couch led a physical fitness routine for students during the Days of Heroes Fitness and Leadership Workshop.

Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City was packed with teens running, jumping, belting out push-ups and more in April as the FDNY led a Days of Heroes Career Exploration, Fitness and Self-Empowerment Workshop.

Led by firefighter Alexander Couch, more than 30 teens completed a host of exercises, viewed Engine Company 262's apparatus and learned about the career opportunities within the FDNY. The students also participated in a question and answer session with the Engine 262 firefighters, where they learned fire safety tips.

City teens took a run around the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City in April as participants in the Days of Heroes Fitness and Leadership Workshop.

City teens took a run around the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City in April as participants in the Days of Heroes Fitness and Leadership Workshop.

The youth engagement initiative was designed to expose students to different career paths and positive role models while promoting the importance of health awareness, life saving skills and teamwork. The event was part of the FDNY Office of Recruitment and Diversity's collaboration with the Minor Miracles Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the lives of children in Astoria and Long Island City through educational and fitness programs.

Students were all smiles after completing physical fitness training with FDNY firefighters in April during the Days of Heroes Fitness and Leadership Workshop.

Students were all smiles after completing physical fitness training with FDNY firefighters in April during the Days of Heroes Fitness and Leadership Workshop.


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