NVFC Booth Has Another Successful Show

Monday, 02 June 2008

Fire Expo was a great success for the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), with hundreds of attendees stopping by the NVFC’s interactive booth to receive free blood pressure, cholesterol, and body composition screenings. The show took place May 16-18 in Harrisburg, PA.

The NVFC booth featured important components of the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program, which provides education and resources to combat the number one cause of line-of-duty firefighter deaths – heart attack. More than 600 attendees took advantage of the health screenings to learn if they are at risk for heart disease. The free screenings were made possible thanks to a grant from the Department of Homeland Security and were conducted by L&T Health and Fitness. At the conclusion of the screening, each participant received a detailed, personalized health report and was able to discuss the results with certified health counselors. So far over 14,000 people have been screened through the NVFC booth at fire service trade shows nationwide.

The booth also featured publications and resources, as well as information about other NVFC programs including Fire Corps and the National Junior Firefighter Program. If you were unable to visit the NVFC’s booth at Fire Expo, stop by the booth at these upcoming events:

Firehouse Expo
July 22-27, 2008
Baltimore, MD

Fire-Rescue International
August 14-16, 2008
Denver, CO

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