This is American Heart Month, and according to recent surveys, the leading cause of active firefighter fatalities in the U.S. is cardiac issues.
At the Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department, firefighters say that they have everything they need to take care of their heart health.
Over the past few weeks, members of the fire department have begun updating and renovating their gym, and that gym is open not only to firefighters, but also to other members of Public Safety and Richland Township and Ghost Town Borough.
What once was a room with four walls and a couple of weeks in it, and then we made the decision to renovate it.
“We really put a lot of pride and a lot of time and effort into it, and it was really spearheaded by two of the members and they did an outstanding job, obviously.”