Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Fire Fitness Pilot for 50+ launched in Omagh

NIFRS has launched an innovative pilot health and wellbeing programme aimed at the over 50s living in Omagh in conjunction with Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Sport NI and other partner agencies.

‘Fire Fitness 50+’ is a  6 week pilot programme  which involves fun based fire fitness exercises, tailored to all ranges of ability to help improve physical levels of fitness.

Mark Deeney, Western Area Commander, NIFRS explains, “Firefighters are renowned for their high level of fitness and we want to share that expertise to encourage those over 50 who may not be involved in sport or exercise to give it a go.  The 6 week pilot programme delivered in conjunction with Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and Sport NI is based on some of the physical activities that Firefighters undertake but is suitable for men and women of all levels of fitness.

“Our aim is to show participants the benefits of keeping active and making fitness fun. Regular activity not only improves physical fitness but it has a profound impact on our emotional and mental wellbeing.

The Fire Fitness 50+ programme will take place at Omagh Fire Station and starts on Wednesday 26th April at 10.30am.  Places are limited so to register please go to or contact Ryan Hanna, Leisure, Recreation and Sports Officer on 0300 303 1777 ext 20220 at the Fermanagh and Omagh Council Offices.



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