Wiivv Launches Employee Wellness Program For Emergency Workers

MHW learned Thursday that Wiivv Wearables Inc., a Vancouver and San Diego-based consumer technology company that creates custom-fit footwear products through its app, has launched an Employee Wellness program for workers on their feet.

The roll-out follows a successful pilot program with the Pacific Northwest’s renowned North Shore Rescue team.

As a commitment from the company’s record-breaking Kickstarter campaign (for their Custom Fit Sandal, the most-funded 3D-printed product ever), Wiivv recently donated 40 pairs of Custom Fit Insoles to the volunteer members of the North Shore Rescue (NSR) team.

In extreme mountain and canyon conditions, this team of over 40 skilled volunteers routinely assists police, ambulance and fire services, the RCMP, the BC Provincial Emergency Program and the State of Washington in over 130 search and rescue operations per year, as well as during civil emergencies.

“On an average call, we can spend anywhere from one hour to three days on our feet. We are constantly on the go in some of the toughest conditions, including ice-covered rocks, wet and muddy slopes, and hanging from helicopters on a longline. We stay on the job until it’s done, which means we rely on our feet to keep us going the entire time,” says NSR Training Officer Scott Campbell. “We don’t have time to feel pain. We are constantly looking for a solution, and Wiivv gives us that solution.”

To learn more about Wiivv Wearables, click here.

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