Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 
February 13, 2016

Upcoming Events
D
Feb 13, 2016
A
Feb 14, 2016
B
Feb 15, 2016
A
Feb 16, 2016
B
Feb 17, 2016
Contact Elected Officials!
***Attention Members of Local 841 Please sign up on website and get your user name and password***
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.

  • METABOLIC DISEASE

  • HYPERTENSION/CARDIO-VASCULAR Risk Factors

  • OBESITY

  • STRESS ASSESSMENT

  • ADVANCED LIPIDS (cholesterol screening and management)

  • DIET/EXERCISE EVALUATION AND PLANNING

    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.

    Goals

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

page1image16176
page1image16448
page1image16720

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.

    Confidentiality

    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

page2image20088
page2image20360
page2image20632

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

Location:

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.

Insurance:

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: http://heartfitforduty.org/

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

page3image16192
page3image16464
page3image16736

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
kepra@heartfitforduty.org www.heartfitforduty.org

page4image6680

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.

Get Green Fest is Coming!!!
02/12/16 - Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
QC Times Article
02/12/16 - Davenport Association of Professional Firefighters Local #17
Click on read more for article link
App
02/12/16 - IAFF Local F283
As you all can see, the app is officially launched. The app runs directly off of the webpage. This will be a very useful tool to all of us. I particularly like the shift trade option. It will send a push notification and an email to everyone, giving the opportunity for anybody to have a chance to trade shifts.
FPD Officer Jason Moszer
02/12/16 - Fargo Fire Fighters
It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer while responding to a domestic disturbance on Thursday, February 10, 2016. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Moszer family, our brothers and sisters of the Fargo Police Department, and the community of Fargo as we all struggle to deal with this tragic loss.
Support Team Jameson
02/12/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Presidents' Day Holiday
02/12/16 - IAFF Local 42
Our office will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observation of President's Day Holiday.
Story About Michigans FF Cancer Presumption
02/12/16 - IAFF Local 1557
http://m.michiganradio.
Elections
02/12/16 - IAFF Local 135
Nominations for the following positions will take place at the March Meeting. Secretary Treasurer Trustee (currently Jim Heath) Nominations can be made through the elections committee, or by contacting the office.  The following members make up the elections committee.
Uniontown L0955 CBA 1.1.2015-12.31.2019
02/12/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Uniontown L0955 contract beginning January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2019 has been posted on the Contracts page.
5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer at the Fire Scene
02/12/16 - UPFFA
ALASKA ACES FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT
02/12/16 - IAFF Local 1264
ALASKA ACES FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT MARCH 11, 2016 Free tickets are available for IAFF members and their families. Contact Pat O'Shea for tickets. Deadline is March 4.
Michigan Radio Coverage of Cancer Presumption Bill Funding
02/11/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Cancer Presumption Funding Story Covered by Michigan Radio.  Read story and liisten to audio.
February 11, 2016 - UPDATE
02/11/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Thank you Brothers and Sisters for making the Calabasas Regional General Membership Meeting on Tuesday February 9, 2016 a great success.
May 2016 Lottery
02/11/16 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
FORE SALE! May 2016 Lottery tickets benefits State President Martynuskas run for 4th district Vice President. See Secretary Ed Reilly for tickets.
LAC FF's Association FTC 2016 "Gathering of Legends"
02/11/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Local 1014 Brothers and Sisters, Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel It's time to Train, Learn and Lead.
Letter from FPF Vice President Salvatori
02/11/16 - IAFF 1826
Subject: Senator Jeremy Ring on FRS Death Benefits Brothers and Sisters, Today, the Florida Senate unanimously (40-0) passed SB 7012. The bill substantially (and in some cases, retroactively) increases death benefits for first responders killed in the line of duty.
Brother Schomburg Wake & Funeral Info
02/11/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
The Wake for Brother William Schomburg Ladder 19 will be held Sunday February 14th from the John O"Conner Funeral Home 740 Adams Street Dorchester 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be held Monday February 15th Saint Brendans Church 589 Gallivan Blvd. Dorchester at 10 a.m. All off duty members are asked to report to District Chief Robert Dowling outside the Church at 0930 Hrs.
Proposition 3
02/11/16 - Local 3230
TSAFF Member, I know that many TSAFF members will be voting in the March 1st Republican Primary election. If you happen to be one of these members, please be advised of the following information about Proposition #3. When you go to the polls on March 1st for the Republican Primary several propositions will be on the ballot. PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO PROPOSITION #3.
2016 PFFM Legislators Reception
02/11/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts will host their annual Legislators Reception, on Monday, March 7, 2016. To register and purchase tickets online please click read more.
Rights of Emergency Responders Page added
02/10/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The PPFFA has added a "Rights of Emergency Responders" page to the website. It currently has FLSA, FMLA, Cancer Presumption, Act 195, Act 111, PA Sunshine Act, NLRA, HIPAA, Title VII as it pertains to workplace discrimination and employees' Garrity and Weingarten Rights. All may be downloaded and/or printed.
Proposition 3
02/10/16 - Lubbock Fire Fighters
TSAFF Members, Hopefully, you are all aware, by now, about Proposition 3 on the Republican Primary ballot, regarding payroll deductions for union dues. It has come to our attention, that the ballots will not read the same in all counties in the state. The question is the same, but the answer is different depending on the county you are in.
KC Fire vs St. Louis Fire Hockey Match
02/09/16 - IAFF Local 42
Download Event Flier here.
KPERS Update
02/09/16 - Olathe Firefighters IAFF Local 2542
http://www.theolathenews.com/2011/03/08/1040787/police-add-web-messaging.htmlPolice add web messagingBy JOE LAMBEjlambe@theolathenews.com  Olathe police are starting a web-based communication system that allows them to send messages to citizens.
4th Annual Charity Hockey Game
02/09/16 - Ridgefield Professional Fire Fighters
Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 3 PM Winter Garden Ice Arena 111 Prospect Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Come cheer on the Ridgefield Firefighters in our 4th Annual Charity Hockey Game vs. NYC Department of Corrections "Boldest" hockey team.  Suggested donation of $5 goes to support many worthy causes via the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Charitable Fund.
New Farmington Hills fire chief takes command
02/09/16 - IAFF Local 1164
Jon Unruh grew up in Farmington Hills and cut his firefighter teeth as a paid on-call firefighter for his hometown department. Some 28 years later Unruh is officially running the department. Unruh, hired last month to replace the retired Corey Bartsch, took the reins as the sixth fire chief in Farmington Hills history Monday after being sworn in by city Clerk Pam Smith.
Tigers caravan rolls through Livonia with present to fire department
02/09/16 - IAFF Local 1164
The Detroit Tigers brought their annual winter caravan through Livonia last week, and helped the city mark a special occasion in the process. Several Tigers players and various members of the Tigers organization were at the fire department headquarters to deliver a present to Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead.
Local 3027 Participated in Denver Bronco Parade
02/09/16 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
Local 3027 members along with other front range locals took part in the Denver Bronco Victory parade.  See more images by clicking the link below.  Photos courtesy 5280Fire. http://5280fire.com/.
Vote NO on Prop 3
02/08/16 - Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association
Vote NO on Proposition 3 Dues Check Off Vote AGAINST Proposition 3
THANKS TO THE STAFF OF IFFD
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 1565
Thanks to the Staff of the IFFD for focusing on the training of this new group of Driver candidates.  The level of commitment towards training had been monumental.  So from Local 1565, Thank You!! To the Firefighters taking the Drivers test, Good Luck, Good Job and Full steam ahead.
Shane Clifton PSOB Awarded
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 21
Mona Dohman Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety presents Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton's daughter Finley with the LODD PSOB Proclamation.
Ice Fishing Contest
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 21
AFL-CIO Scholarships
02/08/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Scholarship Applications Posted 2/8/16
02/08/16 - New London Fire Fighters
The Scholarship applications for the John M O'Connor Trust and the Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship Fund have been posted in the "Scholarships" link located on the left side of this website. Applications must be RECEIVED by April 1st, 2016.
Busy 2015
02/08/16 - New London Fire Fighters
In 2015, Local 1522 had one of the busiest years, responding to 7135 calls. So far, 2016 is starting out very busy also. Currently we have responded to 752 calls since 1/1/2016.
Bowl for Kids' Sake
02/08/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is almost here! Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser and each year half a million people across the country come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters at the local level.
SuperBowl Raffle Winners!
02/08/16 - IAFF Local 1403
Congratulations to the following people for winning the SuperBowl Party Raffle: Kirk Orr - $25,000; Heidi Bradley - $15,000 and Carey Yeomans - $10,000 Congrats to all.
MINNESOTA FIRE SERVICE FOUNDATION Scholarship Application
02/08/16 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Meeting Tuesday and other items
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Appropriations Committee Public Hearing
02/07/16 - UPFFA
There is an important Appropriations Committee public hearing on Tuesday, February 9th at 1600 hrs. to discuss cuts to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection budget. One of our concerns is the consolidation of funds which zeroes out the line item for the Connecticut State Firemen's Association. Benefits for LODD, disability benefits, and beneficiary benefits.
CONGRATS TO GLADE PRESTWICH
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
CONGRATS Brother Prestwich!! The newest member of the FPB .
New Guys Log in
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
For All the new Brothers to out IFFD 1565 Family , WELCOME !! You all have accounts in the system now.  Your login name is you first letter of your fires name in CAPS and your last name with the first letter CAPS, no spaces just 2 CAPS and the rest lower case.  Your password will need to be change when you log in for the first time.  So to explain one more time.
PFFI
02/07/16 - IAFF Local 1565
PFFI is coming up at the end of FEB.  We have all the delegates chosen and the travel arrangements have been made.  I look forward to spending the week , elbows deep in Union business.  Please voice any comments or concerns.  Also watch this page, I will update any and all info to it.
Super Bowl 50
02/06/16 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Sunday is the day.
January Meeting Minutes
02/06/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
2016 Gun Raffle
02/06/16 - IAFF Local 3005
2016 Bolingbrook Local 3005 Gun Raffle Local 3005 is excited to announce the return of our popular Gun Raffle fundraiser.  This year we have a whole new assortment of firearms and gift cards available to win. There will be a maximum of 1000 tickets sold.  Each ticket costs $50.  Each ticket is allowed to win 1 time per month.
2016 Fight for Air Stair Climb
02/06/16 - Belmont Firefighters
5 Belmont Firefighters raised funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association by climbing the 41 stories of a Boston skyscraper today, Feb 6, while wearing full firefighting gear as well as their SCBA. Left to Right: FF Gerrard (Group 3, Rescue 1), FF McNeilly (Engine 1, Group 1), FF Kinch (Rescue 1, Group 1), Captain DeMarco (C3, Group 1) and FF D.
Local 271 and Local 2457 raise over $13,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
02/06/16 - IAFF Local 271
The 5th Annual Fire on Ice brought in close to $13,000k for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!!! That is 5k more than last year! This would not of been possible without our generous sponsors and spectators!! The Glacier Ice Rink was packed with fans !! Thanks to PBR, Big Sky Brewery and The Front Brewery for the donated beer!! Alright now for the games.
Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
Important Links
Visit www.pffm.org!
Visit www.iaff.org!
Visit www.mafirememorial.org/licenseplates/index.html!
Visit www.mass.gov/perac/!
Visit www.massaflcio.org/!
Visit www.mass.gov!
Visit www.dhs.gov/!
Visit www.mdausa.org/!
Visit //www.nlrb.gov/!
IAFF Local Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Feb. 12 (22:45)

Get Green Fest is Coming!!!
Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters
QC Times Article
Davenport Association of Professional Firefighters Local #17
App
IAFF Local F283
FPD Officer Jason Moszer
Fargo Fire Fighters
Support Team Jameson
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Presidents' Day Holiday
IAFF Local 42
 
     
 
 
IAFF Local 841
Copyright © 2016, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image