Bryan and Ariel
President, Fit Responder
Summary of Qualifications
Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P (ret.), has dedicated the past 10+ years to changing the culture of first responders from one of pain, injury, and disease to one of ergonomic excellence and first responder wellness. He has leveraged his 20-year career in sports medicine, athletic training, spine rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and as a paramedic to become an expert on pre-hospital patient & equipment handling and fire-EMS fitness. His company, Fit Responder, works nationally with departments to reduce injuries and improve fitness for first responders.
Bryan founded Fit Responder in 1998 to meet the risk, safety, fitness, wellness and training needs of departments nationally. Fit Responder is a trusted partner in the insurance industry working with risk pools, workers' compensation funds, insurance brokers and third party administrators.
Bryan is frequently contacted for expert opinion and content contribution for all aspects of public safety fitness, ergonomics and wellness. Bryan authored the Fit Responder book used by departments and schools, as well as writes for numerous web and peer-reviewed journals including the National Strength & Conditioning Associations Tactical Strength & Conditioning journal, officer.com, ems-1.com, Fire Engineering, EMS World & JEMS. Bryan holds a bachelors’ degree in sports medicine with over 17 years of clinical practice, was a paramedic for over eight years, and is certified as an athletic trainer (ATC, LAT) and strength coach (CSCS). Fit Responder developed the nation’s first validated pre-hire physical abilities test for EMS.
Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Director - Risk Control, Safety National
Summary of Qualifications
Ariel has a broad base of knowledge and experience in the areas of workers’ compensation, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, OSHA, fleet safety, auto liability, general liability, and safety & health program auditing & assessment. He has experience working with the manufacturing, construction, ground and air transportation, retail, healthcare, public entities, technology, and service industries.
He is responsible for leading and directing client services, technical risk control content and risk control services for clients (policyholders) of Safety National. He is also responsible for leading and directing risk control resources associated with the Public Entity practice and E&S product lines.
Ariel is a risk control professional with over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Safety National, Ariel worked at a major insurance carrier, serving in various capacities as a technical loss prevention consultant of national market accounts. During this time, he was assigned as district safety consultant for the largest transportation company, and one of the largest employers in the U.S. Ariel began his career as a safety consultant with the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations in the Division of Workers' Compensation, where he was responsible for monitoring the loss control services of insurance carriers and performing risk evaluations for self-insured applicants.
Ariel has consulted to a fortune 500 company on aspects of ERM with respect to multiple stakeholder operational and strategic risks.
Ariel has earned his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation, and Associates in both Risk Management (ARM), Public Entity (ARM-P), and Enterprise-Wide Risk Management (ARM-E). Ariel is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and served as sustainability chair for the Missouri Safety Council in 2009.
Ariel is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in industrial safety management. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.
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