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Get Screened At the NVFC Booth During Fire Expo

Get Screened At the NVFC Booth During Fire Expo

Tuesday, 06 May 2008

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is bringing its interactive exhibit to Fire Expo in Harrisburg, PA, from May 16-18. Stop by the booth to get free health screenings as well as learn about programs and resources that can benefit you and your department.

The NVFC booth includes important components of the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program, the nation’s only heart attack awareness and prevention campaign targeted at all firefighters and emergency medical personnel, both volunteer and career. The NVFC has teamed up with L&T Health and Fitness, an award-winning fitness management and health promotion company, to offer free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and body composition. In just minutes, firefighters, EMS personnel, and their family members can find out if their numbers put them at risk for heart disease. Since the Program launched in 2003, over 14,000 people have been screened.

“Heart attack is the number one cause of line-of-duty firefighter deaths,” said Maggie Wilson, Director of Health and Safety for the NVFC. “The Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program is designed to reverse this alarming trend and provide firefighters, EMS personnel, and their families with the tools and knowledge to keep their hearts strong.”

“Fire Expo provides us with an excellent opportunity to meet with the grassroots fire service,” Wilson continued. “We always get such an enthusiastic response to the booth and the free health screenings."

For more information about these and other NVFC initiatives and to receive your free health screenings, remember to stop by the NVFC booth at Fire Expo. Visit the NVFC online at www.nvfc.org.

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