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Participate in a Firefighter Health Study

Participate in a Firefighter Health Study

Tuesday, 02 August 2011

The Center for Fire, Rescue & EMS Health Research is seeking departments to participate in their study of health and wellness in the fire service. The study is looking for departments that are currently not able to implement the IAFF/IAFC Wellness Fitness Initiative, or are planning to implement the program but haven’t done so yet. The project will provide valuable feedback to participating departments as well as information to help with health promotion programs.

Researchers are seeking departments nationwide that currently do not have:

  • Annual NFPA 1582 compliant medical physicals
  • An identified fitness coordinator
  • Active peer fitness trainers

The project team will make two visits to selected department to examine important health factors such as nutrition, exercise, and body composition in a few of the firefighters. Departments will receive a summary of the project's findings for their department and the participating firefighters will receive project incentives. Please note that data on individual firefighters will not be shared with anyone and will be considered confidential by the research team. All of the services will be provided free of charge, and the selected departments will be part of an important scientific study in the fire service.

To learn more about the project or to nominate your department to participate, contact:
 

  • Project Coordinator: Dr. Melissa Hyder: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 913-681-0300
  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Jahnke: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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