Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program to Offer Free Screenings, Cooking Demonstrations at Fire Rescue International

Tuesday, 28 November 2006
The National Volunteer Fire Council's (NVFC) Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program will have an interactive exhibit at Booth #5225 at Fire Rescue International from September 15-16th in Dallas , TX . At the show, the NVFC will display many exciting components to the program.

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. 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 Fire Rescue International, visit www.iafc.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.healthy-firefighter.org. For information on NVFC, visit www.nvfc.org.

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