FEEL THE BURN: November’s Health and safety infographic highlights the importance of physical activity for first responders. Did you know approximately half of the adults in the United States do not get the physical activity they need to help reduce and prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer? Getting enough physical activity is critical to first responders experiencing a better quality of life and remaining resilient throughout their careers.
Visit bit.ly/PhysicalActivity4Health for more info and resources about physical activity to help you feel and be your best!
For more Health and Safety topics for EMS providers, visit: Health and Safety Infographics.
The Great ShakeOut Drill. Since 1970, Virginia has experienced over 160 earthquakes. Are you prepared? Join us on October 21 at 10:21 a.m. for the Great ShakeOut Drill, the world’s largest earthquake drill. Visit www.shakeout.org to register for free and for additional earthquake preparedness resources for you and your agency.
World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on September 10th each year in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. Suicide can affect every one of us. Be the one to save a life by reaching out to a first responder who you think may be considering suicide. If you are struggling, you are not alone and It is okay to seek help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Visit bit.ly/FirstResponderMentalHealthVA for first responder specific mental health resources.