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Firehouse World 2010 and NVFC join hands to promote health and wellness in the fire industry

Published on 2 March 2010

NVFC is a non-profit association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS and rescue services
Firehouse partners with NVFC to encourage health and wellness among Fire Service
Firefighters are encouraged to visit the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program in booth 504 at Firehouse World, March 2-4.

Cygnus Expositions, a division of Cygnus Business Media, have announced that they will provide resources and space for the National Volunteer Fire Council's (NVFC) Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program at Firehouse World 2010 in San Diego, CA, February 28-March 4, the country's largest fire, rescue, and EMS event on the West Coast.

"Firefighters put their lives in danger every day for the benefit of others. We want them to know that their health and safety is a priority for us," stated Mary Velline, Group Show Manager for Firehouse Events. "In addition to publishing articles for this program in Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.com, Cygnus is proud to offer the resources and space needed for the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program at Firehouse World and promote their initiatives throughout our marketing materials."

The NVFC is dedicated to being the voice of the volunteer fire and emergency services in the United States. The goal of their Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program is to help reduce the number of firefighter deaths from heart attack, which is the leading cause of firefighter fatalities. The program promotes healthy lifestyle decisions and provides firefighters and emergency personnel with fitness, nutrition, cholesterol, and other pertinent information to assist them on the road to becoming healthy and well.

Firefighters are encouraged to visit the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program in booth 504 at Firehouse World, March 2-4. The NVFC will provide health and wellness material to attendees, as well as information on the National Volunteer Fire Council. This space will also accommodate Nintendo Wii Fit competitions and free cholesterol screenings.

The NVFC is dedicated to being the voice of the volunteer fire and emergency services in the United States

In addition, the NVFC will provide a free two-day Health and Wellness Advocate Workshop, March 2-3 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm., on how to design a health and wellness program within the fire department and motivate department personnel to focus on their health and wellness. The workshop includes demonstrated functional fitness activities on the second day. Attendees can register at www.healthy-firefighter.org.

As continued support to the NVFC for their efforts to reduce line of duty deaths as well as provide education for firefighter health and safety, Firehouse World will provide free exhibit hall admission to attendees that pre-register online at www.FirehouseWorld.com with Promo Code FPNVFC. The exhibit hall badge will provide access to three days on the exhibit floor visiting with over 300 companies, two days at the NVFC workshop, opening ceremony, keynote presentation, and networking opportunities.

For information on attending or exhibiting at Firehouse World 2010, being held February 28 - March 4 in San Diego, visit www.FirehouseWorld.com. Cygnus Expositions successfully produces Firehouse World annually on the West Coast, Firehouse Expo annually on the East Coast, and Firehouse Central, co-located with EMS EXPO and Enforcement Expo, which rotates cities each year and will be held this September in Dallas, TX. These three fire industry events attract a combined 25,000 attendees, display over 200,000 net square feet of exhibits, and offer more than 200 educational seminars and hands-on training workshops taught by top experts in their field.

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