NVFC Launches Health and Fitness Advocate Program
|Saturday, 09 August 2008|
The NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program, in partnership with L&T Health and Fitness, is launching a new Health and Fitness Advocate initiative. This program is designed to combat the leading cause of line-of-duty firefighter deaths – heart attack – by creating health and fitness advocates within fire/EMS departments.
Fire and EMS personnel who are interested in health and fitness and have the ability to lead and motivate others are sought to take part in the Health and Fitness Advocate workshop on September 20-21. Participation is limited to no more than two individuals from each department and individuals should have the support of department leadership.
The two-day workshops are free of charge and will be held at the NVFC headquarters in Greenbelt, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. The workshops will focus on the basic principles behind developing a sound health and fitness program and train first responders to become advocates within their department. As Health and Fitness Advocates, they will encourage and motivate their fellow fire and emergency personnel to adopt heart-healthy behaviors.