A Gift from Captain Buscio-Statistics tell the Story
Statistics tell the Story:
When it comes to the relationship between firefighters and heart attacks, the statistics speak for themselves:
*Despite fluctuations, the trend in the proportion of firefighter fatalities from heart attacks has remained constant since 1984.
*More than one-half of all fatal heart attacks strike firefighters while on scene of a fire or non-fire emergency.
Firefighter victims may not have had a previous medical history of heart disease. For this reason getting a comprehensive medical evaluation that is specific to your profession is not just for peace of mind. It is absolutely necessary.
For additional details on this statistical data, visit the United States Fire Administration at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Website, http://www.usfa.fema.gov.
How a gift from Captain Buscio’ Works:
All fire departments whose fire fighters and officers are participating in the program throughout the State of New Jersey have the opportunity to receive confidential comprehensive medical evaluations with no out of pocket expense. These annual examinations are provided by Deborah Heart and Lung Center and also by Manmohan Patel, MD program Director and other board-certified cardiologists and pulmonologists who have generously offered firefighters medical care that is specific to their profession.
Board certified in international medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care, emergency medicine and geriatric medicine, Dr. Patel is also a member of the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. He offers 20 years of experience working in these disciplines and has provided this annual service in the past, with great success to railroad workers of New Jersey and currently to the Jersey City Fire Department.
This comprehensive examination may also include any other testing deemed necessary, including pulmonary function testing, stress testing and laboratory work. Upon completion of the physical, each firefighter/officer will be provided with a full medical report to present to his or her family physician.
All visits will be scheduled by appointment and the medical staff will direst you on what will be needed for the initial visit, such as bringing a listing of all medications that you currently may be taking. In addition, fasting the previous night is required for blood work, which is part of the evaluation.
Please refer to http://www.njfmba.org and click on the link “A Gift from Captain Buscio’ to find the address of the facility for your department along with a facility for your department along with a telephone number to call to make an appointment.
To schedule an appointment, go to http://www.njfmba.org and click on the ‘A Gift from Captain Buscio’ link, or call (201) 216-3055. For Deborah, appointments, please call 1-800-555-1990.
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Captain Buscio pamphlet and I give them full credit of the information. Please call the above number for more information and to make an appointment.