Firefighter Health Week: Day Two

Now you can never say you didn’t know, just you didn’t want to know.

FireRescue Magazine and Firefighter are sharing the National Volunteer Fire Council’s daily resources for this year’s National Firefighter Health Week 2011. Day Two gives you the starting points you need to determine your risks.

The National Volunteer Fire Council begins Day Two of National Firefighter Health Week 2011 by getting you to take a serious look at your personal health through multiple screening resources and information.

Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics have more risk factors than the general public and they need to be aware of those risks that come along with lifestyle, family history, and duties. Knowing where you stand, you can begin to take steps to lower your risk factors and prevent serious health problems.  

Tools to Help You Understand Your Risk Factors:

Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-Year Risk of Having a Heart Attack

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Heart Attack/Coronary Heart Disease Risk Calculator

American Heart Association

My Family Health Portrait (Family History)
Department of Health and Human Services

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lower Heart Disease Risk (Women)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Diabetes Risk Test
American Diabetes Association
Cardiometabolic (CVD/Diabetes) Risk Diagram
American Diabetes Association

Read more resources at Tools to Help You Understand Your Risk Factors

Be sure to see FireRescue Magazine’s Scott Cook and his forum discussion on Firefighter Weight Loss Success Stories

Photo courtesy of Mark Brady.

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