New Dietary Guidelines Released

Eating right is an important part of being a heart-healthy firefighter. New federal guidelines recommend eating less sugar and focusing on eating a variety of nutritious, balanced foods. Learn more. With heart attack the leading cause of line-of-duty firefighter deaths, and obesity a serious problem in the fire service, nutrition and fitness are key to helping first responders protect themselves and be ready for their jobs. Find additional tools and resources to help on the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program web site.