News // February 14, 2014

Fire Stations Partner with the County for Healthy Hearts

Fire stations across San Diego County are offering blood pressure screenings today in support of the Love Your Heart campaign.

Pictured above:  FIre Explorers and their Chief offer blood pressure screenings at Chula Vista Fire Station 1.  From left: Mattiya Wagemann, Michael Sanvictores, David A Acosta - Battalion Chief, Hugo Dorado and Andre Fife

Caesar Lopez, a resident of Chula Vista, gets his blood pressure checked by the Chula Vista Fire Explorers at Fire Station 1
Paramedic Students (of Palomar College) and Firefighters at San Marcos Fire Station 2 pose in front of a Love Your Heart sign. From left: Jake Barkhimer, Jack Hayes, Doug Lada and Alexander Kuhl
Carne Thompson of Carlsbad stopped by San Marcos Fire Station 2 to get her blood pressure taken with her kids, Seth and Hannah. She was encouraged to get screened by her employer, Scripps Encinitas. She had the day off so she went online to find the most convenient screening location and found the fire station. When asked why she wanted to participate in Love Your Heart, she said; "I want to set a good example for my kids to live healthy lives."