Saturday, August 4, 2007

NVFC Launches National Firefighter Health Week

As part of its ongoing effort to promote and strengthen the health and safety of firefighters and EMS personnel nationwide, the NVFC is launching the inaugural National Firefighter Health Week from August 13-17. The NVFC encourages all fire and emergency personnel, their departments, and their families to focus on health and wellness during this week.

Each of the five days of National Firefighter Health Week spotlights a different health issue of particular concern for emergency responders. These are:

Monday: Behavioral Health
Tuesday: Cancer
Wednesday: Heart-Health
Thursday: Nutrition
Friday: Lifestyle
Stay tuned to the Heart-Healthy Firefighter web site at for more information about National Firefighter Health Week. Also be on the lookout at your department for a special issue of The Pulse newsletter that focuses on the important daily health topics of the week.