ABOUt us

Firefighter Furnace is comprised of a distinguished team of experts, featuring doctors, college professors, and professional coaches, all of whom are dedicated to optimizing firefighter tactical performance. We possess a profound understanding of the unique physical demands placed on firefighters, and have successfully assisted  thousands of individuals in elevating their performance and overall quality of life.

FIREFIGHTER-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE TRAINING

Central to our program is our online fitness programming, a cornerstone offering featuring distinct tiers tailored to diverse fitness levels. Additionally, it encompasses advanced mobility sessions and annual fitness evaluations, ensuring a comprehensive and individualized approach to enhancing firefighter performance.

EDUCATION IN HEALTH AND TACTICAL PERFORMANCE

We deliver cutting-edge educational content sourced from seasoned holistic practitioners and esteemed college professors, each recognized as subject matter experts in areas encompassing strength, conditioning, health, nutrition, performance, and rehabilitation.

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT AND COACHING

At our institution, we prioritize a personalized approach to attaining individual excellence. Our dedicated team comprises doctors and specialists in strength and conditioning who stand prepared to address the unique requirements of individuals seeking heightened guidance in matters of health and performance.

head coaches

 

 

Donny pearson, B.B.A.

CEO AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE COORDINATOR

In 2014, Donny Pearson established Firefighter Furnace LLC with a dedicated mission: to combat the rising prevalence of heart disease and obesity among firefighters. Having acquired numerous personal training certifications, including elite and professional levels, Donny embarked on his firefighting journey in the U.S. Air Force back in 2007. Over the years, he has positively impacted tens of thousands of firefighters by implementing a highly specialized approach to strength, conditioning, and mobility programming, enabling them to achieve and maintain optimal fitness levels.

 

Phil galaska, B.S. ES

FITNESS PROGRAM DEVELOPER

Phil Galaska is a distinguished US Army Captain and serves as the Lead Program Director at Wando. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, he boasts an impressive array of certifications including CFL2, CF Weightlifting, Adaptive Training Specialist, OPEX CCP, and Precision Nutrition L1. With a decade of experience as a coach and personal trainer, Phil is well-versed in working with a diverse range of athletes, from geriatric individuals venturing into training for the first time, to adaptive athletes, and even elite professionals from the NFL, MLB, and Golf. Additionally, he brings a wealth of expertise in training tactical athletes from the Fire Service and US Special Operations sector.

 

Dr. Brad Anuszkiewicz, DC, PAK

HEALTH AND EXERCISE THERAPY SPECIALIST

Dr. Brad is a esteemed Doctor of Chiropractic and a highly skilled Professional Applied Kinesiologist with a specialization in Functional Neurology and Sport-Specific Rehabilitation. With a rich background spanning over 12 years, he has excelled as a coach, a certified USAPL judge, and a seasoned personal trainer. Dr. Brad brings a wealth of experience working with athletes of various levels, from geriatric individuals taking their first steps into training, to adaptive athletes, and accomplished professionals in the NFL. Additionally, he has provided expert guidance to track athletes associated with the esteemed US Olympic teams.

 

Anthony Mack, MS, CSCS

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST

Anthony “AJ” Mack is a distinguished Professor of Kinesiology at CSU, currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Health & Sport Science. With a career spanning back to 2008, he holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) accredited by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Having served as a former Collegiate Strength and Conditioning and tactical coach, he brings a wealth of experience working with various college athletic teams and tactical professions, including football, baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, as well as first responders. 

 

Corporate information

 

 

UEI

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cage code

9LRP2

NAICS code

812990 – All other personal services

611620 – Sports and recreation instruction

611430 – Professional and management development training

621511 – Medical laboratories

713940 – Fitness and recreational sports centers

phone number

‪(843) 410-9041‬

EMAIL

coachdonny@firefighterfurnace.com

capabilities statement

We have provided assistance to more than 12,000 firefighters spanning diverse organizations, including federal government agencies and public sector entities. Our services extend to both individual firefighters and entire fire departments. 

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