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.


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.


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.


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.

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Donny pearson, B.B.A.


Donny Pearson, Founder & CEO of Firefighter Furnace LLC, has a mission: empower firefighters to conquer the challenges of their work through optimal fitness. Driven by this passion, he founded Firefighter Furnace in 2014, leveraging his experience as a firefighter since 2007 and an array of elite personal training certifications. Currently pursuing a Master’s in Tactical Athletic Performance, Donny’s expertise translates into results, evidenced by the tens of thousands of firefighters who have achieved peak performance through his specialized strength, conditioning, and mobility programs. Firefighter Furnace’s impact extends beyond fitness, actively advocating for improved health policies and resources within fire departments.



Phil galaska, B.S. ES


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


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


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. 


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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



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We have provided assistance to tens of thousands of 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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