Only you can Keep It Strong. Are you up for the Challenge?

The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) National Firefighter Health Week runs August 16-20. It’s an annual week-long initiative held each August to educate the fire and emergency services community and the public about a variety of health and wellness issues that affect first responders. NVFC, through its ground-breaking Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program, launched the initiative in 2007 to create awareness around important health issues in the emergency services and encourage first responders to take action.

The 2010 theme – “Only you can Keep It Strong. Are you up for theChallenge?” – asks first responders to take personal responsibility for their health and wellness and take the steps necessary to keep their heart, mind, and body strong. Each day of National Firefighter Health Week is dedicated to a different health issue of particular concern to emergency service personnel.

Click the links above for information about each of these important health topics and steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Click on the links below to find resources and tools for implementing National Firefighter Health Week in your department as well as information on becoming a National Firefighter Health Week sponsor.

2010 National Firefighter Health Week Sponsors

Implement a Health and Wellness Program

Health Week Tools and Resources

Become a Sponsor of National Firefighter Health Week