Take the Pledge to Adopt the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program

Wednesday, 07 April 2010

Have you taken the pledge to adopt the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program? When you adopt the program you and your department gain access the information, resources, and tools that will help you get healthy and stay strong. In addition, you can receive nationwide recognition for your commitment to leading a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Encourage your entire department to adopt the program by signing the Department Pledge to get and stay healthy. Start by registering on the Adopt the Program web site at www.healthy-firefighter.org/atp. After you register, have each member of the department sign the Department Pledge to show that everyone in your department has accepted the challenge to focus on making healthy lifestyle choices. Submit the pledge to the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program with 100% department compliance and each member of your department will receive a special pin to recognize your dedication to heart-health.

Once registered, department members can also participate in the Fired Up for Fitness Challenge, post success stories and photos, find tools to make healthy living even easier, and utilize many other resources in the areas of nutrition, fitness, and overall health. In addition, a message board feature connects you to a network of first responders from across the country that have also have made the commitment to become heart-healthy. Get started today at www.healthy-firefighter.org/atp.



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