THE Fire Fighters Charity has launched a month-long awareness programme focused on women’s health, to better inform women in the fire service – as well as families of personnel – about ways of improving their well-being, at work and at home.
The programme will focus on four key areas: menopause, female cancers, ageing healthily and osteoporosis, all of which impact huge numbers of women in the fire service every day.
The Charity will be sharing exclusive articles, videos, exercise tutorials and more throughout the coming four weeks on its website – www.firefighterscharity.org.uk – as well as real-life stories of women it’s helped with their health and wellbeing.
The Fire Fighters Charity supports serving and retired fire and rescue service personnel, their dependants and other eligible members of the UK fire services community, throughout their lives, helping them to live happier and healthier.
The Charity’s Nursing Services Lead, Kath Savage, said:
“While women in the UK on average live longer than men – research has shown that they spend a significantly greater time in ill health and disability.
“Therefore, being able to make healthier choices – and being better informed – could greatly help women to live healthier, longer lives, personally and professionally across the fire service.”
You can read about some of the people who have been helped by The Fire Fighters Charity at www.firefighterscharity.org.