Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program to Offer Free Screenings, Demonstrations at FDIC

Monday, 01 May 2006
The National Volunteer Fire Council's (NVFC) Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program will have an interactive exhibit at Booth #3913 at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) April 27-29 in Indianapolis, IN. At the show, the NVFC will launch many exciting new components to the Program.
Erron Kinney, NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter spokesperson, signs a football for Lois Hartman, NVFC North Dakota Director.
The NVFC's Heart-Healthy Firefighter spokesperson Erron Kinney will also attend FDIC. Kinney, a tight end for the Tennessee Titans and a volunteer firefighter, will be on hand to discuss heart-health with firefighters. The NVFC will sell footballs to benefit the program, which can be autographed by Kinney.
Chef Kevin Harris of Food For Love, Inc. will perform cooking demonstrations to encourage firefighters to cook heart-healthy at home as well as at the fire department. The schedule for the cooking demonstrations is as follows:
Thursday, April 27 - 2:30, 4:00, 5:30
Friday, April 28 - 10:30, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30
Saturday, April 29 - 9:30, 11:00, 1:00

Another new component the NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program will introduce at FDIC is fitness demonstrations. The NVFC has contracted with Quick Fit Products, LLC for these demonstrations. Quick Fit Products is a partnership between Richard Bradley, the creator of the Quick Fit program and author of Quick Fit: The Complete 15-Minute, No-Sweat Workout, and L&T Health and Fitness, an award-winning fitness management and health promotion company.
Additionally, the NVFC will once again offer free health screenings for firefighters. This year the program will provide cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings. The non-fasting screenings, conducted by L&T Health and Fitness, take about seven minutes to complete, and the results are available immediately. A counselor will be on hand to discuss results with each participant.

For more information on attending FDIC, visit www.fdic.org.

NVFC launched the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program in 2002 to reduce the number of firefighter deaths from heart attack. This is accomplished by promoting a healthier lifestyle and by providing firefighters with fitness, nutrition, cholesterol and other pertinent information to assist them on the road to becoming heart-healthy. To learn more about the program, visit www.nvfc.org.



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