Collaboration Makes FDNY Firehouse Safer and Healthier

FDNY Engine 53, Ladder 43Firefighters at New York City’s Engine 53 and Ladder 43 firehouse are in better shape thanks to a charitable collaboration between Regupol America LLC, the inventor of high-performance recycled rubber surfacing materials, and installer, Abacus Sports Installations, Ltd.

F.D.N.Y. Engine 53 and Ladder 43, also known as “El Barrio’s Bravest”, houses two of the busiest companies in New York in an area known as Spanish Harlem. They are the first FDNY companies to adopt the CrossFit exercise program. In 2009, the firehouse began a search for a sports and fitness flooring company willing to replace their out-of-date gym flooring with a sustainable, health-conscious flooring option to support the program.

Regupol America and Abacus Sports Installations stepped up and donated 700 square feet, 175 tiles, of Regupol Gray Hound AktivLok and the installation. Regupol America produces the sports and fitness flooring for many CrossFit programs nationwide and is providing 12,000 square feet of its product Aktiv™ for the 2010 CrossFit games.

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