Make Plans Now for International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week

Friday, 25 May 2012

International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week is less than a month away. There are many things you and your department can do during the week of June 17-23 to focus on safety and health, and learn how to make these issues a priority in your department all year long. Check out the latest NVFC blog post, visit the Event Planning page of the Safety and Health Week web site, and start making your plans to participate now.

Also remember to register for two health-related webinars that will take place during Safety and Health Week:

FULL INVOLVEMENT: Firing Up Your Program
Wednesday, June 20 – 2:00 pm EDT

Register at under the Upcoming Sessions tab.
The course helps firefighters take the lead as the Health and Wellness Advocate by establishing a sound action plan for their department’s Wellness Program. Participants will learn strategies to ignite full involvement - from their officers to their community - in the support and success of the program. This includes building a wellness team, creating an annual plan, establishing methods of gathering and evaluating data, and securing sponsors to support the health and wellness program.

Overcoming Wellness and Fitness Barriers in the Fire Service: A Study by Johns Hopkins
June 19 - 2 pm Eastern

Register at under the Upcoming Sessions tab.
Johns Hopkins University and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have collaborated on a three-year research project to study health interventions in firefighters in Maryland. Participate in a one-hour webinar that will provide insight into the focus group feedback, barriers to wellness and fitness in the fire service and how some departments have developed creative solutions to their wellness and fitness challenges. 


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