Feel the Burn

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.

National Preparedness Month: Week 4 – Teach Youth About Preparedness

Being prepared for disasters starts at home. As a parent, guardian, or other family member, you have an important role to play when it comes to helping children be prepared in case disaster strikes. Visit www.ready.gov/kids for additional tools and information to help kids before, during and after disasters.

National Preparedness Month: Week 3 – Protect Your Family & Property From Disaster

Being prepared for a disaster may mean the difference between a quick recovery and years of difficulty and financial challenges. Know the risk of disasters in your area. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards. Document your property and check your insurance coverage to make sure it is up-to-date.

Visit www.ready.gov/be-informed for more info and resources about low-cost to no-cost preparedness steps you can take to be ready for disasters.

#PrepareToProtect #BeReady

World Suicide Prevention Day

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.

#BeThe1To #WSPD2021