Get Screened At the NVFC Booth During Fire-Rescue International

Saturday, 09 August 2008

Following another successful show at Firehouse Expo in July, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is bringing its interactive exhibit to Fire Rescue International in Denver, CO, from August 15-16. Stop by the NVFC booth (#369) to receive your free health screenings and sample heart-healthy cooking, as well as learn more about the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program and other key NVFC initiatives.

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.

Chef Joe Bonanno Jr. will also be on hand to provide cooking demonstrations and samples of tasty, heart-healthy meals. Well-known as the Firehouse Chef, Bonanno is the author of The Healthy Firehouse Cookbook and The Firehouse Grilling Cookbook. He is a 21-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department and is a certified fitness trainer and nutritionist. Learn more about Chef Bonanno at www.chefbonanno.com.

In addition to the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program, stop by the NVFC booth to learn how to increase your department’s capacity through Fire Corps, find valuable resources for your department, and learn more about the National Junior Firefighter Program. This interactive booth has something for everyone and is a must-see at FRI. Find out more at www.nvfc.org.

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