The Harrisonburg (VA) Fire Department takes health and safety very seriously for its 100 career members. For Safety Stand Down 2019 they developed a packet of information that was handed out to all personnel on each shift. The packet includes exercise examples, sample meal plans, cancer awareness and prevention information, the department’s cancer prevention policy, and additional resources for cancer prevention. Other departments can utilize this material for their own firefighter health and wellness initiatives. Download Safety Stand Down packet.
In addition, the department developed two podcasts as part of their safety Stand Down program. One podcast features Bryan Frieders, president of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network; listen here. The other podcast features Dr. Denise Smith from Skidmore University; listen here.