Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
October 06, 2015

Upcoming Events
Oct 06, 2015
Oct 07, 2015
Oct 08, 2015
Oct 09, 2015
Oct 10, 2015
Contact Elected Officials!
***Attention Members of Local 841 Please sign up on website and get your user name and password***
PAPA Scholarship Fundraiser DINNER

2015 Fire Fighter Ball

Heart Fit for Duty


HeartFit Program Information

HeartFit Introduction

HeartFit for Duty LLC (HeartFit) began as a unique and innovative program specializing in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes in the first responder population by focusing on early detection and education of at risk individuals. Recent studies have shown that first responders have up to a 300% increased incidence of cardiac disease when compared with the normal population. Additionally, research reports as many as 51% of death in the public safety are attributed to cardiovascular disease. We believe a new personalized approach in early detection, primary and secondary prevention is warranted in the high risk population of first responders.

HeartFit will focus on the following six major areas and will include education and resource information to identify and improve modifiable risk factors.





  • ADVANCED LIPIDS (cholesterol screening and management)


    Our program combines education and heart health in a setting that focuses on the individuals to promote healthy lifestyles and long term habits. We specialize in all areas of public safety and the risk factors associated with their roles. We provide individualized wellness programs, provide support and help ensure the success of our patients.


Provide a comprehensive approach that will assess the current health and wellness status of each of you.

HeartFit for Duty Phone: 480-­?999-­?7911 Fax: 480-­?499-­?5829


HeartFit Program Information

  • Provide each of you with the education and tools that are needed to create a personalized program designed to improve and/or maintain your health and fitness levels to meet the physical demands of law enforcement.

  • Continue to support your agency, its members and their families in health and wellness. Who we are:

    Medical Director:- Rakesh "Rocky" Patel, M.D.

    Rocky is the medical director for HeartFit For Duty. Rocky is a board certified family practitioner with advanced knowledge of metabolic and cardiac risk modification as well as diabetes reversal to our first responder community. Rocky utilizes his occupational medicine background, his extensive lipid training and education to identify, prevent and reverse disease in our first responders.

    Cardiology Nurse Practitioner:- Megan McCarthy CVNP-C

    Megan is the ONLY board certified Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner in the state of Arizona and currently is serving as the American College of Cardiology Arizona State Liaison for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. She serves as a Sub-Investigator on the HeartMatters Challenge Research study in AZ and MA first responders. Megan specializes in the education and treatment of the first responder community by sharing her knowledge of cardiac disease and associated risk factors to help change statistics and keep our first responders healthy, safe and working.

    Registered Nurse – Educator – Kepra Jack RN

    Kepra is a registered nurse who has specialized in emergency medicine for the last 13 years while working closely with the first responder community. Kepra brings her passion for patient care along with her extensive knowledge of the first responder community, their lifestyles, risk and challenges to our practice. Kepra provides the education, outreach and recruitment for all of our programs.


    Confidential Information, such as test results, medical reports or records generated by HeartFit For Duty, which are personal to Patient and which are used in Patient’s further health evaluations and treatment, cannot be shared with the agency.

    HeartFit for Duty Phone: 480-­?999-­?7911 Fax: 480-­?499-­?5829


HeartFit Program Information

What to expect:

During our initial visit we will be drawing blood, doing measurements, and a provider visit. We will also be doing a 1 hour glucose challenge as well as education, so plan on staying for at least 2 hours.

Date: 7/30/14 08:00 am


New Bedford Fire Department Training Division 1204 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Use the rear entrance, go down Maxfield St. turn into lot near the credit union.

We will be drawing FASTING labs, so please nothing but water after midnight.


Our program will utilize personal insurance. Depending on the type of coverage, out of pocket costs will be minimal. We can give an estimate of cost once insurance information has been evaluated.

What do you need to do to sign up??

To be as efficient as please visit our website:

In the upper right hand corner, under patient resources, you will find the GET TESTED link as well as the PATIENT PORTAL. Please complete all of the information in the GET TESTED section, include in the comments the agency in which you work. Also, complete all of the health history information in the patient portal.

To be included in the testing, you must complete this information or contact our office. Spouses are welcome to complete the testing and education as well.

HeartFit for Duty Phone: 480-­?999-­?7911 Fax: 480-­?499-­?5829


HeartFit Program Information

Our goal is to change statistics and risk, saving officers and preventing disease!! Thank you for considering HeartFit For Duty to help protect your health!

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions, or Billy Cabral is our contact within your agency.

Thank you,

Kepra Jack, RN
Megan McCarthy, NP-c, CVNP-BC, Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD


HeartFit for Duty Phone: 480-­?999-­?7911 

RSS Feed icon
Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

Malden Fire Fire Prevention Week
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 902
Malden Fire Fire Prevention Week. Hear the Beep Where you Sleep: Every Bedroom needs a Working Smoke Alarm! Come down with the family to enjoy some pizza and learn more about your local Malden Fire Department.
CoquitlamFirefighters 2nd annual Pink Pancake Breakfast
10/05/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
A great big thank you to Save-On-Foods Scotiabank and Maple Leaf Foods, McDonalds Restaurant, Kins Farm Market and Blooming Buds Florist for sponsoring our 2nd annual Pink Pancake Breakfast! A huge thanks to everyone that came and supported our event as well as the many off-duty Coquitlam Firefighters and on-duty crews who helped set-up and cook a most delicious breakfast.
Harold Collins for Mayor Radio Spot
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 1784
The following radio spot will run on various radio stations around Memphis Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. The spot will run on WRVR 104.5, WMC 99.7, WGKX 105.9, WXMX 98.1, and WREC 600AM.
Fire Fighters for Ethan
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 740
Engine/Medic 5 Update
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 21
Brothers and Sisters, Time to dispel some rumors about medic 5. I have heard recently that Local 21 was responsible for stopping the re-commissioning of that Medic rig. I want to set the record straight. Chief Butler decided we are not moving the Super Medic to 5's!! A meeting was held several months ago and it was Local 21 who initially asked that the super medic be moved to 5's.
Office Hours: October 5 - 9
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 311
Help CPFF Locals This Election Season
10/05/15 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, Election season is upon us.  Even though this is an “off” year, we have multiple Locals that are campaigning hard for important issues: Boulder Rural Firefighters Local 4415, Platte Canyon Firefighters Local 4997 and Larkspur Firefighters Local 4885 are all working on Mill Levy campaigns that are crucial to their memberships.
Letter to the Mayor
10/05/15 - IAFF Local 2180
Dear Local 2180, Please see the attached letter that was sent to the Fire Chief, Mayor and Council.
61 Summer St. Second Alarm
10/04/15 - New London Fire Fighters
At 1830 hrs, companies responded to 61 Summer St. for a reported fire with fire showing. Battalion 2 immediately transmitted a working fire to bring all New London units to the scene. NLPD confirmed a working fire on their arrival and shortly after BC 2's arrival, a second alarm was transmitted.
Open House
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 3472
Come by today for the open house at The Rochester Hills Fire Department Station #1.
Firefighter Mike VanDenBergh
10/04/15 - IAFF Local 2878
Firefighter Mike VanDenBergh  Mike VanDenBergh of Port Orchard, loving husband to Renee, loyal father to Ethan and Sophie and  Eastside Fire & Rescue Firefighter, passed away in the line of duty September 13, 2015. A celebration  of life with honors will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah.
Paid Firefighters: A Cost-Effective Choice
10/03/15 - Boston Fire Fighters
Click on the link below to read this Article:
Keep Mayor Bryan Barnett on the Job
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 3472
4 GREAT REASONS TO KEEP BRYAN BARNETT ON THE JOB AS MAYOR (By Write-In!) 1. ROCHESTER HILLS IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN THE COUNTRY TO LIVE. It’s true. Money Magazine ranked Rochester Hills #9 Best Place to Live in the small cities category. We didn’t get there by accident. It took leadership. 2. BRYAN BARNETT FIGHTS FOR ROCHESTER HILLS.
10/03/15 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
2015 MDA Fill The Boot Results
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 21
Saint Paul Local 21 - $32,343.33 Raised! C-Shift- $13,865.75 A-Shift- $11,639.82 B-Shift- $6,837.76 Congrats to C-shift for the 2015 highest shift total! Congrats to Station 24 for the highest station total! We want to express our gratitude for supporting the MDA cause last week.
Chief John Norman
10/03/15 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
Chief John Norman Speaking Engagement This full-day class will present strategy and tactics related to fighting fires found in: “Basements and Cellars, Attics and Cocklofts” and “Store Fires (Taxpayers and Strip Malls)” Deputy Assistant Chief John Norman is a 37 year veteran of the fire service; twenty-seven of which were spent working for FDNY.
Coquitlam Firefighters Helping Kids!!
10/03/15 - International Association of Firefighters Local 1782
We are proud to announce we are expanding this program to include Mundy Road Elementary. With your generous donation we can maintain and expand this program for years to come. Please visit our website and donate today, Thank you for your time and consideration to Help Us Help Kids.
Breast Cancer Awareness
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 274
White Plains Firefighters Going Pink 2015 Pink T-Shirts can be worn on duty starting October 1st til October 31st. T-Shirts will sold at City Hall on Friday October 9th and at the Annual Oktoberfest on October 11th and a boot drive will be done on October 17th.  We encourage our members to participate in all events so we can continue to exceed our fundraising goals. The previous email had false information please disregard. Thank you
Bid Cycle
10/03/15 - IAFF Local 21
Blackhawks Opening Night Raffle
10/02/15 - Franklin Park Firefighters
Congratulations to Joe Pauling of Carol Stream as the winner of 2 Club Level tickets for the October 7, 2015 Chicago Blackhawks opening night game aginst the NY Rangers. Franklin Park Local 1526 would like to send a thank you to everyone who participated in this raffle drawing.
10/02/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Pelham L-4546 MDA Fundraiser
10/02/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
5th Annual Benefit Beer/Wine Tasting Event
10/02/15 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
    Fifth Annual Benefit Beer/Wine Tasting   to benefit The Connecticut Burn Center @ Bridgeport Hospital Friday, November 6, 2015 6:30pm to 9:30pm The Trumbull Marriott Hawley Lane, Trumbull Tickets are $30 per person VIP tickets $40 per person To order tickets online, click here.
Eng 62, BC 6 Honor a Fallen Hero
10/02/15 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Eng 62 and BC 6 honored Tech. Sgt. Timothy Officer this morning as his motorcade made its way to DIA.  Tech. Sgt. Officer will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetary.
19th Holiday Dance Party
10/01/15 - Toy Program
Firehouse Subs Fund Raiser Event
10/01/15 - PFFA
All of the Firehouse Subs restaurants in Louisiana are committed to donate 10% of all sales for this weekend that are associated with this fund raising event through the networking of firefighters in the state. Anyone who wishes to have their meal purchase count toward the donation should simply print out the flier and present it when they visit a Firehouse Subs restaurant this weekend.
Fundraiser PayPal Link
10/01/15 - IAFF local 2464
Keep Marin Marin
10/01/15 - Toy Program
The Valley Fire has been devastating in nearby Lake County. Hundreds of homes and thousands of structures have burned. Jill Peeler, a Marin County Sherriff Services Assistant, has volunteered with the Local 798 San Francisco Firefighters’ Toy Program for nearly 20 years and started a new way you can help fire victims.
2015 Carry the Load Walk
09/30/15 - IAFF Local 3560
Local 3560 Members were out showing their support for our Military by raising funds for the Carry the Load fundraiser event. Thanks to all the participants that came out and braved the heat to show their support and the on duty crews for honoring our Military on Memorial day in their own way. Carry the Load was started by former Navy SEAL and war veteran Clint Bruce.
09/30/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Operation Warm Lennonfest
09/30/15 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
Go Red For Women Luncheon
09/30/15 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
Go Red For Women Education Day & Luncheon Friday, October 02, 2015 Local 5 is supporting AHA with this event. Check out their website here.
Lennon Fest
09/30/15 - Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters
Lake Firefighters Turn Lake County PINK
09/30/15 - IAFF Local 3990
TAVARES, FL – Lake County Firefighters will be donning pink uniform shirts once again this October. “The wearing of the pink shirts is not only symbolic of our support of the women of our community, but it also promotes awareness” explains Lt. Brian Gamble, Vice President of the Professional Firefighters of Lake County.
09/30/15 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
PFFM Quarterly Meeting
09/29/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Sisters and Brothers,     We wanted make you aware of the upcoming date for our fall Quarterly Meeting, to be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, 10am, at the union hall in Augusta. Per the PFFM Constitution nominations for the office of President, 1st DVP, 3rd DVP and the 1st and 3rd District Trustee will be entertained.
09/29/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Please Support Retired Lt.
New Tower 43 Ordered
09/29/15 - IAFF Local 1742
BWI Airport Fire Department has order a 2016 Pierce Velocity 100' Aluminum Platform from Atlantic Emergency Solutions. It will replace a 2002 E-One 95’ Cyclone. The new Tower 43 will make its debut at 2016 FDIC in Indianapolis.
Sterling Heights Fire Department Open House
09/29/15 - IAFF Local 1557
The Sterling Heights Fire Department will be holding their annual open House this Sunday October 4th.  It will take place at Station #4 located at 12850 15 Mile from 11am-2pm.
09/28/15 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Local 30 would like to acknowledge the following members for their commendations recently given by the department: Lt.
Leave Donation Request
09/28/15 - International Association of Firefighters
Leave Donation for William Donahue, 25+ year firefighter and currently Training Officer Navy Earle F&ES, (Formally of Fort Monmouth Fd) Billy is currently battling a serious infection in his knee after surgery and has been out of work since Aug.
Special Meeting Announcement to Review Fire Chief’s Response to the AFD Longevity Eligibility MOU Proposal
09/28/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
A Special Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of the Constitution & By-Laws. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the Chief’s response to the Longevity Eligibility MOU which was submitted at the direction of the membership after the special meeting held on September 22, 2015.
Golf Outing Sponsors
09/28/15 - IAFF Local 3005
Bolingbrook Local 3005 would like to thank all of our golfers and sponsors for making our 2015 Golf Outing a success.  Without the generous support of some of these great businesses, we wouldn't be able to continue to support our local high school seniors with college scholarships.
09/28/15 - IAFF Local 21
Friday, October 2nd, 6-10pm 21+ (rain or shine) Join Saint Paul Firefighters Operation Warm for an evening of music, food, and beverages.
Welcome to our newest local
09/28/15 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
On Wednesday night, President Martell along with 2nd District Vice President Mike Williams and Director of Organizing & Field Services Division Michael Crouse presented the International Association of Fire Fighters Certificate of Association to our newest IAFF Local 5007, Gray Maine Fire Fighters Union.
2015 Fundraiser
09/27/15 - IAFF local 2464
As we announce the commencement of our annual fundraiser we would like to thank you for your generous support in the past. This process is once again being done through a mailer, which allows for no phone calls being made on our behalf.  We greatly appreciate your support, as we would not be able to provide to our charitable endeavors as we do without your help.
Old Memphis Fire Station to Open as Beer Garden
09/27/15 - IAFF Local 1784
Old Fire Station 3 located at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue (Linden Avenue) and S. Third Street will open Thursday, October 1st, as a beer garden, similar to the beer garden at the old Tennessee Brewery and will be open every Thursday through Sunday night through the end of November.
IAFF Local 841
Copyright © 2015, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

Top of Page image