Ian Palmer is a 4th generation firefighter and works at the Ridge Culver Fire Department in Irondequoit, New York. He also is an Air Force Veteran with two deployments to the Middle East. Ian had a wake up call about his physical fitness when his uncle passed away at a young age and Ian proceeded to lose 120 pounds in a very unhealthy way. His fitness journey has now come full circle to where he is today. He is a personal trainer, IAFF Peer Fitness Trainer, and the owner of Thin Line Fitness. Ian is a fitness instructor at the New York State Fire Academy where he lead the way bringing functional fitness to recruits, and a fitness instructor for Monroe County Firefighter Recruits. He has been a firefighter for a combined 12 years between volunteer and career. He strongly believes that good physical and mental fitness is the foundation to build a great firefighter. Ian discusses why it is important to take physical fitness seriously throughout your career and how it will help you get the most out of your retirement.
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