Cooper Community Health Raise Awareness For First Responder Health at Berlin Fire Prevention Night

Mike Bortnowski, Program Assistant, and Lorraine Sweeney, RN, with Cooper Community Health

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Mike Bortnowski and Lorraine Sweeney from Cooper Community Health participated in Berlin Township’s Fire Prevention Night to raise awareness for first responder cardiovascular health and cancer prevention. Statistics show that 47% of all U.S firefighter deaths occur due to cardiac deaths while 75% of all active first responders are affected by hypertension.  Also, many first responders are military veterans.  The community health team promoted Cooper’s veteran initiatives by promoting same day primary care services and care navigation to ensure our nation’s heroes are getting the quality healthcare that they deserve.  Cooper University Healthcare would like to thank all veterans and first responders for all of  the work that they do in protecting our country and defending our nation’s freedom.

Children went through a house fire simulator and smokehouse to teach kids how to move through their homes to safety.

A beautiful view of Berlin Fire Company’s aerial ladder truck lit up in red, white, and blue.

 

Law enforcement also joined in the fun to  educate the community on the importance of public safety and establish positive community relationships.

 

 Smokey the Bear made a surprise appearance and said hi to the Cooper folks! 

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