Washington, D.C. – The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) announced that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently signed on a as a key sponsor of the NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program. The generous contribution from NFPA will be applied to Phase Three of the Program, which aims to decrease firefighter fatalities from heart attacks.
NFPA’s mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA membership totals more than 79,000 individuals from around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.
With this sponsorship, NVFC plans to continue providing free health screenings to firefighters around the country. Additionally, NVFC will offer cooking demonstrations to educate firefighters on how to cook in a “heart-healthy” manner. Other exciting new components of the Program include a firefighter cookbook and workout to assist firefighters with all cornerstones of the Program, health, nutrition and fitness.
“The NVFC has enjoyed working side by side with NFPA for many years now and we are excited to partner with them on this very important initiative,” said NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg, “This donation will go a long way towards saving the lives of many firefighters, something both NFPA and NVFC have worked on for countless years.”