A firefighter’s health is critical to their job performance given the extreme conditions they are exposed to everyday.
We offer a wide variety of testing, specific to firefighter health that we can customize to fit your departments budget and needs along with pre-cancer screening specific to the PA Cancer Presumption Act.
Regular Medical screening and Wellness Programs could improve your department's health, along with preventing line of duty injury and fatality.
The key to the success of screening and a healthy lifestyle is the interventions or follow-up programs.
Firefighters face more risk than other workers in developing these cancers
Pa House Bill No. 797 passed in October 2012 requiring all firefighters to be covered under workmans compensation for cancers that could be caused by exposure during service. The catch is, you must have screening to be covered.
Every day, firefighters and EMS personnel risk their lives protecting people and property in their communities, but these first responders need protection too. Each year nearly half of all firefighter deaths are caused by heart attacks.
Don't smoke, and if you already do, try to quit. People who smoke are up to six times more likely to suffer a heart attack than non-smokers.
Aim for a healthy weight. It is important for a long, vigorous life. Overweight and obesity cause many preventable deaths.
Get moving. Make a commitment to be more physically active. Aim for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most, preferably all, days of the week.
Eat for heart-health. Choose a diet that is low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol. Be sure to include whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.
Know your numbers. Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL, triglycerides), and blood glucose. Work with your doctor to improve any numbers that are not normal.