NVFC Teaches First Responders How to Stay Heart-Healthy at FDIC

Wednesday, 09 May 2007
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) brought the Heart-Healthy Firefighter booth to FDIC on April 19-21 in Indianapolis, IN, to teach firefighters, EMS providers, and their families the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle. The NVFC teamed up with L&T Health and Fitness to provide free health screenings to over 700 attendees for blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose. Chef Kevin Harris conducted a series of cooking demonstrations to show that eating healthy does not have to be difficult or bland. NFL player and volunteer firefighter Erron Kinney, who serves as the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program’s spokesperson, was also at the booth to sign autographs and help create awareness about the importance of heart health in the fire and emergency services.
Erron Kinney 1
Erron Kinney 1
Erron Kinney 1
Erron Kinney 1
Heart-Healthy Firefighter spokesperson Erron Kinney, an NFL player and a volunteer firefighter, pitched in at the Heart-Healthy booth by helping Chef Kevin Harris with the cooking demonstrations (above left), helping L&T Health and Fitness conduct blood pressure screenings (above right), and signing autographs for fans (bottom left). In addition to helping at the Heart-Healthy Firefighter booth, spokesperson Erron Kinney got his cholesterol checked (bottom right).
NVFC Board Members
FDIC Attendees
NVFC Board members Mike Smith (NV), Jim Monahan (DE), and Paul Wilcox (MI) assisted NVFC staff in running the NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter booth.
FDIC attendees lined up to get their free cholesterol and glucose screenings.

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