While children are nestled all snug in their beds with visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads, the Westmont Fire Company in Haddon Township has been busy with holiday decorating and festivities! So to help ensure our local heroes still get the care they need this season, Cooper’s Community Health team came out for a visit.
First responders are exposed to high stress situations and many different cancerous carcinogens on an emergency scene. “Helping Our Heroes” is a community outreach program from Cooper that offers a convenient and confidential way for active firefighters and EMTs to obtain cardiovascular risk assessments and annual wellness physicals onsite, as well as offering preventative cancer screenings through a partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Through this program, Cooper can support our community heroes and help make sure everyone goes home.
“Cooper’s ‘Helping Our Heroes’ program is very convenient for us,” said Westmont Fire Captain/EMT Dan Devitt. “Many of our firefighters and volunteers have other jobs with busy schedules so this program being able to come out to us to perform risk assessments and physicals onsite provides us with access to healthcare. It is like a doctor’s office, but right here in our firehouse.”
If your organization in interested in learning more about “Helping Our Heroes” or our other community health programs, click here.