NVFC Announces Theme, Daily Topics for 2010 National Firefighter Health Week

Wednesday, 03 February 2010

Only you can Keep It Strong. Are you up for the Challenge?

The fourth annual National Firefighter Health Week will be held from August 16-20. The 2010 theme - "Only you can Keep It Strong. Are you up for the Challenge?" - asks first responders to take personal responsibility for their health and wellness and take the steps necessary to keep their heart, mind, and body strong.

Launched in 2007 by the National Volunteer Fire Council through its Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program, National Firefighter Health Week is held each August to create awareness around important health issues in the emergency services and encourage first responders to take action. Each day of National Firefighter Health Week is dedicated to a different health issue of particular concern to emergency service personnel.

This year’s daily focus topics are:

  • Monday, August 16: Head Strong - (Behavioral Health)
  • Tuesday, August 17: Respond Strong (Put It On) - (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Wednesday, August 18: Strong at Heart - (Heart-Health)
  • Thursday, August 19: Stand Strong Against Cancer - (Cancer)
  • Friday, August 20: Strength for Life - (Nutrition & Physical Fitness)

Stay tuned to the Heart-Healthy web site for more information. Become a sponsor of National Firefighter Health Week and help keep our nation's fire and emergency personnel strong; view this year’s sponsorship opportunities. To support this initiative, contact the NVFC at 888-ASK-NVFC (275-6832) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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