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Get Screened at the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Booth This March

Get Screened at the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Booth This March

Wednesday, 03 February 2010

The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program is bringing its interactive Health Fair to two state fire service trade shows this March. Look for us at the California State Firefighters’ Association Conference in San Diego on March 2-4, and the Wisconsin State Firefighters’ Association Convention in Stevens Point on March 26-27. Stop by the booth to get free health screenings, participate in a fitness challenge, and find tools and resources that can benefit you and your department.

The Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program booth includes several components designed to encourage health awareness and motivate attendees to focus on their health. Get your cholesterol screened to find out where your numbers stand in regards to this important heart disease risk factor. Since the Program launched in 2003, over 16,000 people have been screened. Face off against other first responders in a fun and energetic fitness challenge using Wii Fit. Pick up valuable resources to help you succeed in getting and staying heart-healthy.

In addition, the NVFC, in partnership with L&T Health and Fitness, is hosting a free 2-day Health and Wellness Advocate Workshop at each of these shows. The course is designed to train first responders to start a sound health and fitness program within their department and motivate their fellow first responders to adopt heart-healthy behaviors. Learn more.

The Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program booth will also be at four additional state fire service trade shows this year. View the full schedule to find a show near you.

Heart attack is the number one cause of line-of-duty firefighter deaths. The Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program is designed to reverse this alarming trend by providing firefighters, EMS personnel, and their families with the tools and knowledge to keep their hearts strong. Find resources and information for maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle at healthy-firefighter.org.

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