Miami Township Fire and EMS,
Miami Township, Ohio
What They Bought With the
Physical examinations for all full-time personnel
Certified trainers to conduct fitness evaluations
and establish customized physical conditioning
programs for personnel
How the Grant Has Helped:
Miami Township's wellness and fitness grant couldn't
have been implemented at a better time. "I am
convinced the program saved the life of one FF/EMT-P
due to heart attack," says Chief James H.
Whitworth," and it has likely prevented death
and disability in a few others." The grant paid
for physical examinations and fitness evaluations
that uncovered some potentially life-threatening
conditions in several department members."
During one department member's exam, multiple
coronary artery blockages were discovered, which
needed immediate medical attention. The fitness
evaluations also revealed that several department
personnel needed to improve their physical
conditioning. After 3 months on the training
program, the participants showed significant
improvements in their fitness levels. "The
Department is committed to continuing the program
based on the benefits demonstrated to date,"
says Chief Whitworth.
Lt. Steve Monterosso
demonstrates the multistation exercise
machine to Miami Township trustees Ed
Humphrey, Joe Uecker, and Mary Wolff.
FF/EMTP Vince Bee uses
the new combination incline leg press/squat