March 1 – Monroe Fire Company recently partnered with Trimline Weight Loss Centers to become a leaner, healthier fire company. Heart attacks are the leading cause of firefighter deaths in the US. In 2011, heart attacks accounted for nearly 60% of all firefighter fatalities. Volunteer firefighters were more likely to die in the line-of-duty (including heart related line of duty deaths) than career firefighters.
In an effort to ensure our firefighters are as healthy as they can be, Monroe Fire Company entered into an agreement with Trimline to provide one-on-one counseling to our firefighters to develop a healthy eating and lifestyle habits.
More information on Trimline here.