Robert "Pip" Piparo is a Lieutenant with the City of New Brunswick Fire Department in New Jersey and is the Director of 555 Fitness, a firefighter operated not-for-profit. 555 Fitness began with the mission to reduce line of duty deaths within the fire service. It has grown to provide motivation and free workouts to Emergency Responders each day via social media and a free downloadable app. 555 awards fitness equipment to departments through their “Strength is Our Foundation” grant program.
Pip's role with 555 Fitness has given him a vast amount of experience when it comes to motivating and assisting Emergency Responders. Pip is a Brute Force Master Trainer, a State of New Jersey Level 1 Fire Instructor and an NJ-EMT-B. Pip has both career and volunteer fire and EMS experience, as well as working as a NREMT-P for several years.