NVFC Establishes Volunteer Firefighter Health and Safety Priorities
|Monday, 02 March 2009|
The NVFC has always been active in promoting and implementing initiatives to keep first responders healthy and safe. This includes launching the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program in 2003 to proactively combat the leading cause of line-of-duty firefighter deaths – heart attack. Now, the NVFC has released the Volunteer Firefighter Health and Safety Priorities to more effectively address the health and safety issues impacting the volunteer fire service.
The Volunteer Firefighter Health and Safety Priorities were developed by the NVFC’s Health and Safety Committee, established in the spring of 2008 to further the NVFC’s focus on protecting first responders. The Committee provides the NVFC insight on issues and policies relating to the health and safety of volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel, including providing input for the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program.
The health and safety B.E.S.T. practices as set forth in the Volunteer Firefighter Health and Safety Priorities are:
Learn more about the Health and Safety Committee. For more information on how to stay healthy and safe at the department and at home, visit www.healthy-firefighter.org and www.nvfc.org/page/1149/Health_and_Safety.htm.