Support Your Fallen Brothers and Sisters

Purchase First In Wellness Merchandise and 100% of proceeds go to Fallen First Reserve. The Fallen First Reserve is a special non-profit 501(c)(3) that helps pay financial expenses related to the passing of a first responder. Your contribution helps honor the heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep the public safe.

First In Wellness Featured Podcasts

Our founder, Danielle and the team have been a guest on a number of industry podcasts, learn more about the FIW mission below.

A Badge of Honor Podcast

On this episode, host Sam Horwitz, Danielle, and Simon  discuss stress and how it impacts mental and physical health in first responders. Danielle and Simon also offer some easy, effective tools for improving physical and mental health. We also share updates about First In Wellness programs and how to get FREE resources to support your health and wellbeing.

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On the second episode with A Badge of Honor Podcast, hosts Sam and John discuss with Danielle and Mike small steps first responders can take to train for a healthier stress response, make healthier nutrition choices, and why kettlebells may be one of the best pieces of equipment for first responder fitness training.

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AFSO21 - The Weekend Wrap-up

In this episode, host Kevin Ferrara speaks with guests Danielle and Mike Salemi, the founder of Kettlebell Lifestyle. Throughout the podcast, Kevin asks Danielle and Mike their opinions on why health and wellness is so important to firefighters, both career and volunteer. As the episode wraps-up, Kevin gives Danielle and Mike an opportunity to highlight what makes First In Wellness stand-out from other programs.

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Heroes First

Danielle and Simon are featured guests. We talk about how the First In Wellness programs support first responders  on and off the job. This podcast is sponsored by Fund the First, an online donation based, verified crowdfunding platform for our nation's heroes.

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Behind the Shield

On this episode of Behind the Shield, Danielle is the featured guest and discusses nutrition in hospitals, gut bacteria, sleep deprivation and cancer, supplementation, functional medicine and much more.

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On this episode, Mike and Danielle, wellness experts and the founders of First In Wellness, discuss the impact of the last two years on the first responder communities, the power of breath, nutrition, supplementation, kettlebell training, sandbag training, their new 90 Day Resilience and Fitness programs, and so much more.

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The Firefighter Deconstructed

Christy Warren hosts Danielle, Mike, and Simon from First In Wellness in a discussion about supporting mental health with nutrition, sleep, stress modulation, and exercise.

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Consequence of Habit

On this episode JT Frank is joined by First In Wellness (FIW) Founder, Danielle Cook Kawash and Creator of the Kettlebell Lifestyle Program, Mike Salemi.

Danielle and Mike break down some of the main challenges faced by our first responders when it comes to prolonged exposure to trauma, poor sleep, and culture driven and quick fix dietary habits. We discuss how FIW's programs help mitigate some of those challenges.

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Addressing the issues facing our first responders is WAY overdue. JT Frank sits down with Danielle Cook Kawash and Simon Matthews to discuss how they and their team are serving those who serve us.

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Your Oxygen Mask First

The episode features Danielle and Simon talk about the pilot program they are running with a fire department in California. Hear some secret tips on how to change your habits to live a happier and healthier life!

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First In Wellness Featured Webinars

Our founder, Danielle has been a guest on a number of industry webinars.

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

NW3C provides trainings and other services at no cost to state, local, tribal, and territorial criminal justice practitioners throughout the United States. Danielle has provided webinars on various aspects of health and well-being.

View Gut Health: The Secret to Your Health here

It's positioned in the center of your body because it is the center of your health. Maintain or create a healthy gut, and do the most powerful thing you can do to support your health. You will walk away from this webinar with a better understanding of how your gut health impacts your overall health and how you feel, what things harm or strengthen your gut health, and a handful of simple things you can do every day to create a happy, healthy gut.

Trusted Patners


Agile Fire Service Organization utilizes their extensive background in Fire Protection and Emergency Services (FPES). They specialize in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining strategies and techniques necessary for FPES organizations to operate and sustain their mission capabilities.  They anticipate and identify requirements, research organizational practices, and assist with developing and crystallizing goals and objectives.  They apply analytical expertise and formulate recommendations and effective solutions in areas of staffing, community risk assessment, training, and financial and operational management.  With each consultation, they provide reports, proposals, and presentations for future reference. Kevin Ferrara, a seasoned firefighter who is not afraid to ask the tough questions, also hosts a podcast where he discusses important issues involving fire protection and emergency services, leadership, and organizational management with guests and audience members around the world.

Asbestos.comFirefighters face extreme asbestos exposure risks, and as a result, they suffer an elevated rate of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Center supports firefighters with occupational cancer and works to prevent toxic exposure in the future. helps those who are at the forefront of raising awareness about asbestos dangers and mesothelioma, and researches innovative treatments that will one day cure the disease.


Cordico is used by First Responders (police, fire, and other public safety departments) nationwide as a proprietary wellness resource app providing instant access to features including accessing chaplains, peer to peer support groups, anonymous self-assessments, trauma support, suicide prevention, resilience development training, and much more.

CRACKYL Magazine

CRACKYL Magazine is published quarterly for active, successful professional and volunteer firefighters who want greater control over their mental, physical, and emotional lives at work and at home.  Topics include health, lifestyle, fitness, nutrition, relationships, finance, and stress.


Eversleep is an advanced consumer sleep tracker. It monitors your blood oxygen level, pulse rate, snoring, and movement to generate a complete physiological analysis of your sleep. The EverSleep software then analyzes your data based on their sleep coaching algorithms and gives you personalized feedback in the morning to help you improve your sleep.

The Firefighter Deconstructed

Christy Warren, PTSD Survivor and retired fire captain, digs into how the job can affect our mental and emotional health, the ensuing physical symptoms, and how to deal with it. Whether you’re just feeling crappy or have full-blown PTSD, or if you want to know the signs and how to help a brother or sister, it will be discussed on her podcast.

Fund the First

Fund the First is a simple and trusted way to support first responders and military personnel. Every crowdfunding campaign is verified to ensure the donor’s money goes to the intended person. Using their secure online platform, you can create, manage and promote verified crowdfunding campaigns to help first responders, military, and medical professionals raise money in times of need.  FTF mission is simple: Eliminate fraud and provide a trusted platform and community for America’s heroes to receive the support needed.


LegalShield has been endorsed, approved, and vetted by the California and Nevada State FireFighters Association, the California Ambulance Association, and the California Association of the Highway Patrol. They provide the most comprehensive Identity Theft and Legal plans in North America. This affordable service has dramatically helped us personally and helped our business. For more information please contact Phil Shannon at 408-821-2198 or email him at

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Paramedic books, resources, and articles focus on helping first responders to perform at their best, stay healthy, and maintain job satisfaction. The GBU books are friendly, relatable, and conversational scenario based texts that encourage thought around the job of a first responder.

Life Scan Wellness Centers

Life Scan Wellness Centers is the largest and most trusted provider nationally of public safety physicals with over 23 years of experience caring for over 45,000 public safety officers annually in 450 departments and 20 states! With a focus on early detection, we tackle the big issues: cancer, heart disease, and wellness. With first responders, it is critical to do advanced testing that goes way beyond what average clinics provide.

Studies have shown that firefighters are twice as likely to develop mesothelioma compared to the general public. The increased risk is largely due to repeated exposure while responding to emergencies. provides a wealth of information and resources for patients and their families. All of the information is accredited by the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information, and their content is reviewed and verified with doctors before publication - making them one of the very best resources out there. provides support and information for people diagnosed with mesothelioma, especially firefighters and first responders who are regularly exposed to asbestos, the cause of mesothelioma. Learn about emerging treatments, the dangers of asbestos, treatment centers and how to obtain financial support to help pay for medical