KCF’s 9th annual FF/PD Challenge

By September 4, 2017NEWS

We are holding our ninth annual FF/PD CrossFit Challenge to raise money for Code 4 NW, an organization that specializes in crisis management for responders (FF, PD, Nurses, EMTs). Please join us in coming together to support this worthwhile cause!

  • When: Sunday, October 1, 2017 9-2PM
  • Where: Kirkland CrossFit
  • Who: Anyone who wants to participate
  • Cost: $40
  • Details: 2 person team event, WOD posted 9/15/17  
Partner WOD:
Start out with one barbell, each member must complete the following (switching off after every exercise):
2 Rounds – first round 15 reps, second round 10 reps (65/95#):
  • Thrusters
  • Hang Clean (power or squat)
  • Front Squat
  • Push Press
  • 1000m Row (no min per person)

Partner not using barbell must be in a forward plank.

Partner with barbell can’t work until other partner is in plank. If planking partner drops or relaxes plank hold, partner with barbell stops their movement.

5 Burpee penalty for bar touching ground, both partners.

Co-ed teams can use two bars, but only one bar can be on the ground at a time or it’e a 5 burped penalty. 18 minute time cap!

“If only they had received the help they needed…” 

In just the past year, 9 First Responders in the Puget Sound Region alone have lost their lives to suicide.  All too often, First Responders do not reach out to the resources offered by their Departments due to outdated stigmas and fears they perceive could affect or end their careers.  In 2013, after witnessing too many lives, careers, and families lost during times of personal crisis, a Seattle Police Officer founded Code 4 Northwest. With no affiliations to any department Code 4 NW can truly offer confidential support and services to all current and former Police, Fire, EMS, Nurses, Corrections, civilian support staff, and their families.  Statistics show that the earlier a person in crisis is reached… the better the outcome.  Code 4 Northwest is an all volunteer nonprofit with no overhead costs.  Every dollar given goes directly to helping others. 

Since inception, Code 4 has assisted over 1,000 first responders and family members.

Code 4 Northwest operates a 24-hour crisis line manned by volunteer who are current and former First Responders who are available for crisis assistance, counseling referrals – Peer Support Services – Legal Services – PTSD treatment referrals and with a network of Substance Abuse and Mental Health facilities.  Code 4 NW also assists individuals and families financially through a fund called the “Bailey Sharp Scholarship Fund.”  The fund was started in honor of Bailey Sharp, the daughter of a first responder, who with the help from Code 4 Northwest, was on a successful path of recovery from her addiction when her life was violently taken.  This fund aids in helping with any financial barrier, which can hinder the individual, or family from getting the mental health or substance abuse treatment they need.  Other services provided by Code 4 Northwest include: Free Crisis Incident Stress Management Peer Support and Suicide Prevention training to Agencies around the Region.

 24 HOUR CRISIS LINE:

(425) 243-5092 OR HELP@CODE4NW.ORG