Saturday, August 21, 2010

It’s National Firefighter Health Week!

August 16-20th is National Firefighter Health Week. This is a weeklong initiative to educate fire and emergency service professionals, as well as the community, about safety issues first responders face.

This year’s theme is “Only You Can Keep It Strong. Are You Up For The Challenge?”

Each day of National Firefighter Health Week is dedicated to a different health issue firefighters and emergency service personnel face:
Monday August 16th is Head Strong (Behavioral Health)
Tuesday August 17th is Respond Strong – Put it On (Protective Equipment)
Wednesday August 18th is Strong at Heart (Heart Health)
Thursday August 19th is Stand Strong Against Cancer (Cancer)
Friday August 20th is Strength for Life (Nutrition & Physical Fitness)