February is Heart month
By Vice President Chris Schoon
January 24, 2021

Revisit: February is American Heart Month

This year we are celebrating the 56th American Heart Month. President Lyndon B. Johnson established by
proclamation the first National Heat Month in 1964, nine years after he had a heart attack.
Cardiovascular disease kills 2300 Americans a day according to the American Heart Association.
Unhealthy lifestyles and an all- time high in the obesity rate, hampers progress in fighting the disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. One out of 4 deaths is caused by Heart
cardiovascular disease. It is the number 1 killer of women, more than all forms of cancer combined.
For February GO RED
G – get your numbers; cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, etc.
O – own your health. Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise
R – realize your risk. We don’t think it will happen to us, but heart disease kills unexpectedly.
E – educate your family. Make healthy choices for you and your family
D – Don’t be silent. Tell everyone you know woman or man that this is our No. 1 killer.

Would like to recognize our Newly released Attendants in Charge:

Jeremy Hayward - EMT-B
Faith Gelinas - EMT-B
Gabrielle Moore - EMT -B
Kathy Webster - Advanced EMT

Congratulations to all for your dedication and perseverance.

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