NVFC Releases 2007 Heart-Healthy Exhibit Schedule

Friday, 01 December 2006
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) will exhibit its Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program booth at several fire and emergency service trade shows in 2007. The booth includes several features to help promote heart-health and heart attack awareness among the emergency services.

Once again, the NVFC has teamed up with L&T Health and Fitness, an award-wining fitness management and health promotion company, to offer free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose. Over 12,000 firefighters, emergency services personnel, and their family members have been screened through the Heart-Healthy Firefighter booth to date, and several thousand more will be screened in 2007.

Chef Kevin Harris of Food For Love, Inc., will also be on hand to provide heart-healthy cooking demonstrations. Harris selects different heart-healthy recipes for each show and proves to attendees that heart-healthy cooking does not have to be difficult or bland.

Heart-Healthy Firefighter spokesperson, Erron Kinney, will be traveling with the program to various events to sign autographs and promote the importance of heart health among the emergency services. Kinney is both a tight end for the NFL team Tennessee Titans and a volunteer firefighter.

"We are very excited that Erron Kinney will able to attend some of the shows with us, and to be teaming up again this year with L&T Health and Fitness and Chef Kevin Harris to provide an interactive health experience at key industry trade shows," said Maggie Wilson, Director of Health and Safety for the NVFC. "Heart attack continues to be the leading cause of firefighter deaths, but every firefighter and first responder we reach at these shows is a step towards reversing this terrible trend."

Heart-Healthy Firefighter 2007 Booth Schedule

Fire Rescue East
January 24-27
Prime F. Osborn Convention Center
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Firehouse World
February 25-31
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

April 19-21
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN

Fire Expo 2007
May 18-20
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
Harrisburg, PA

Firehouse Expo
July 26-28
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD



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