Growing up in the First Responder family thanks to my dad who became a Firefighter before I was even born (he’s now a Deputy Chief and Fire Commissioner 37 years on!), I’ve always understood the dangers and uncertainty surrounding the job of a real-life hero.
Yes, I loved visiting the fire station, climbing up in the fire trucks, having multiple “uncles” at the station and even being part of the local parades (what little boy wouldn’t?), but I remember the pit in my stomach of not knowing if I would ever see my dad again whenever I waved him off to work.
When a member of your family is involved in any part of public safety, the whole family is. My dad's dedication to duty eventually led me to follow in his footsteps, starting out as a Volunteer Firefighter around the age of 18 and eventually transitioning into Law Enforcement as a Corrections Officer with Homeland Security and Juvenile Detention with Chelan County.
It was only then that I truly began to understand the multitude of struggles a First Responder goes through, such as long shifts, lack of energy and mental exhaustion - to name but a few! I could see – first-hand - how easy it was to become trapped in the never -ending cycle of unhealthy habits – not enough sleep, too much junk food and an unhealthy addiction to energy drinks.
I needed a better lifestyle and I needed it fast.
I joined a gym and set out to overhaul my unhealthy habits. It was only then that I realized there was absolutely nothing on the market made specifically for us First Responders! It was time to fight fire with fire.
And so, Thinline Anthem was born – a Vitamin & Supplement brand created specifically for First Responders, by First Responders.
Thinline Anthem not only creates products with you in mind, but we also give back to non-profit organizations that focus on you, our First Responders. Our non-profit partners are Next Rung & Blue H.E.L.P. and we also give back to the fallen and their families by donating to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.