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On this episode Ryan is joined by Annette Zapp.

Annette Zapp is a 14-year veteran of the fire service, currently serving as a full-time lieutenant for the Lisle-Woodridge, IL, Fire Protection District near Chicago.

Annette is a member of her peer support team. She also operates a fire, rescue, fitness and coaching business that is dedicated to helping firefighters physically and mentally, around the world.  

Annette has a master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, and is credentialed through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a tactical strength and conditioning facilitator (TSAC-F).


In this Episode 

  • From biochemistry to fighting fires
  • Fire Protection district vs Fire Department 
  • Peer support
  • Physical and mental health
  • Firefighter wellness
  • #Spring4Change - suicide awareness 
  • Grateful for adversity


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