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New Bedford Fire Department Open House


Papa Gino’s Provides Free Pizza and Education Materials

New Bedford, MA. October 4, 2014 - The New Bedford Fire department welcomes local families to a free Open House on Saturday October 11, 2014 from 12:00 P.M. to 3 :00 P.M. The open house sponsored by Papa Gino’s and The New Bedford Fire Dept. S.A.F.E. Program, is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices. The New Bedford Fire Department Open House will be held at Fire Station Two (Department Headquarters) 868 Pleasant St. N.B. MA.

               This open house commemorates National Fire Safety Month (October).  The focus of fire prevention month this year is smoke detectors. Participants will be able to tour the station and receive safety tips such as “stop, drop and roll”, learn how to plan escape routes and how to crawl safely through a smoke filled room. In addition, Papa Gino’s, the Dedham, Mass.-based pizza chain, will provide free pizza and children’s fire safety coloring sheets at the open house. Firefighters from the New Bedford Fire Department  S.A.F.E. Program (Student Awareness of Fire Education) will be there to answer questions .

              “This event allows us to reach out to the community and arm local families with fire safety tips and procedures,” said Chief Gomes. “Our open house allows families to get together and better prepares them to react if a fire does start.”

                  The open house is part of a broader community relations campaign sponsored by Papa Gino’s to encourage families to learn about fire safety. For the past 18 years Papa Gino’s has sponsored open houses throughout New England, helping to educate more than 1 million people about fire prevention and safety. For the same number of years firefighters from the New Bedford Fire Department have been teaching fire safety to all 3rd grade classrooms and kindergartens in New Bedford in conjunction with the states S.A.F.E. Program which has yielded a reduction of fire casualties in people under the age of 18 by 66% throughout the state. During the month of October, Papa Gino’s will provide customers with fire prevention coloring sheets and certificates for kids. Fire Department open houses are being hosted throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island in October.

                For more information about the New Bedford Fire Department open house, call Captain Brian J. Arruda at (508) 991-6104 or email


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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 

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