SULLIVAN 180 PROGRAM:

Sullivan 180 Healthiest Fire Department Challenge

The Sullivan 180 Healthiest Fire Department Challenge kicks off January 1, 2023. Participating departments will engage in activities to enhance their physical and mental health. Participation earns them turtle points and eligibility for grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 which will be announced at the Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Parade in September.

We will be tracking the activities and accomplishments of participating departments throughout the challenge.

The Sullivan 180 Healthiest Fire Department Challenge is made possible with support from Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Garnet Health; with additional support from area businesses. To learn more Click Here.

Submit Completed Activity Here…

This challenge is designed to be easy but impactful. The competition will focus on physical and mental health with monetary awards to the Departments who win the challenge.

SULLIVAN 180 PROGRAM:

Sullivan 180 Healthiest Fire Department Challenge

The Sullivan 180 Healthiest Fire Department Challenge kicks off January 1, 2023. Participating departments will engage in activities to enhance their physical and mental health. Participation earns them turtle points and eligibility for grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 which will be announced at the Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Parade in September.

We will be tracking the activities and accomplishments of participating departments throughout the challenge.

The Sullivan 180 Healthiest Fire Department Challenge is made possible with support from Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Garnet Health; with additional support from area businesses. To learn more Click Here.

Submit Completed Activity Here…

This challenge is designed to be easy but impactful. The competition will focus on physical and mental health with monetary awards to the Departments who win the challenge.

SULLIVAN 180 PROGRAM:

Sullivan 180 Healthiest Fire Department Challenge

The Sullivan 180 Healthiest Fire Department Challenge kicks off January 1, 2023. Participating departments will engage in activities to enhance their physical and mental health. Participation earns them turtle points and eligibility for grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 which will be announced at the Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Parade in September.

We will be tracking the activities and accomplishments of participating departments throughout the challenge.

The Sullivan 180 Healthiest Fire Department Challenge is made possible with support from Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Garnet Health; with additional support from area businesses. To learn more Click Here.

Submit Completed Activity Here…

This challenge is designed to be easy but impactful. The competition will focus on physical and mental health with monetary awards to the Departments who win the challenge.

Do you want to focus on improving physical health?

• Incorporate healthy meals at drill nights.
• Schedule department walks or runs on local trails. Make it fun and wear your gear!
• Hike one or all of the Catskill fire towers.
• Create a physical drill night.
• Create a “Drink water” campaign and challenge.
• Change vending machines to offer healthier options.
• Eliminate sugary beverages from department events.
• Invite Garnet Health Doctors to your department to speak about various health topics.
• Participate in the fire department ski races.
• Host smoking cessation and/or provide patches, gum and quit line information.
• Explore a health & wellness policy.

Do you want to focus on supporting mental health?

• Invite a peer counselor to meet with your department.
• Get trained in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training)
• Get trained in Mental Health First Aid
• Host a yoga/meditation instructor workshop
• Utilize resources or take trainings provided by https://firstrespondercenter.org
• Take workshops provided by the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance: https://www.ffbha.org/workshops/workshops-offered/
• Attend health related FASNY classes held at the Sullivan County Training Center

Have other ideas? Let’s talk about them!

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To make this fun and competitive, Departments will receive credit in the form of ‘turtle points’ for each health focused activity they complete. The department that earns the most turtles will be eligible for a $15,000 or a $10,000 grant made possible by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther. All departments, regardless of size, are invited to participate.

For information or to get involved contact Lindsay Wheat, Outreach Coordinator…

lwheat@sullivan180.org
or call (845) 295-2683

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