NVFC and Scott Safety Team Up to Offer Free Health and Wellness Training
|Wednesday, 07 March 2012|
Five online courses will be presented between March and July
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has teamed up with Scott Safety to provide five webinars to firefighters and emergency service personnel. These workshops will give first responders the foundation they need to live healthy, reduce heart disease risk factors, and implement a successful department health and fitness program.
“Heart attack is the leading cause of firefighter fatalities, and a study we recently conducted on obesity in the fire service reinforced the need to focus on good nutrition and fitness to make sure we’re all at our best when the call comes in,” said NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg. “We must work to change the culture of the fire service to promote and advocate healthy lifestyles, and the first step to this is training. We are pleased to partner with Scott Safety to offer these important, potentially life-saving courses.”
The webinars, which are part of the NVFC’s Health and Wellness Advocate training initiative, will be taught by ACE-certified instructors from L&T Health and Fitness, an award-winning fitness and health management company. Each course will last 90 minutes and participants will be eligible for continuing education credit.
“Scott Safety believes that fitness and firefighter safety go hand in hand, and that is why we promote fitness through Firefighter Stair Climbs, the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, Scott Firefit, and the World Police & Fire Games,” said Jeff Emery, Scott Safety’s Marketing Manager – Fire Services. “We are excited to be partnering with the NVFC to provide this valuable training to our customers and encourage good fitness and nutrition within the volunteer firefighting community.”
The five workshops focus on different aspects of health and wellness and the real-life implications for firefighters and emergency personnel. Together, the courses are designed to prepare first responders to be an advocate for wellness in their department and arm them with the tools they need to implement a healthy lifestyle and a healthy environment at the station. Whether health is a personal goal or you are looking to start or expand a department-wide program, these courses will set you on the right path.
The following courses are being offered:
FIRST DUE: Human Function and the Exercise Response
THE ACCELERANT: Physiology of Weight Loss and Healthful Nutrition
DIRECT ATTACK: Putting out the Health Risks and Increasing the Exercise Pump
FULL INVOLVEMENT: Firing Up Your Program
EVOLUTION: Progressing through Functional Exercises to Improve Performance