NVFC Conducts Workshop, Screenings at CFSI Seminars

Thursday, 05 April 2007
The NVFC provided health screenings, cooking demonstrations, and a health and wellness seminar during the annual Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) Seminars on March 28.

Firefighters were invited to take advantage of free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose at the NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter booth, which partnered with L&T Health and Fitness to conduct the screenings. The booth also featured cooking demonstrations. Chef Christy Edgar of Mama's Table Personal Chef proved to attendees that heart-healthy cooking can be simple and delicious through a series of demonstrations and tastings throughout the day.

In addition to the exhibit booth, Maggie Wilson, NVFC Director of Health and Safety, participated in a workshop entitled Promoting Health and Wellness in the Fire Service. This roundtable discussion featuring Wilson and other prominent health and safety leaders showed emergency department personnel what steps they can take to improve the health and safety of their firefighters.

The Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program will be conducting health screenings and cooking demonstrations next at FDIC in Indianapolis, IN, from April 19-21. To view a full schedule of upcoming Heart-Healthy Firefighter events, visit www.healthy-firefighter.org.



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