Firefighters in Angra dos Reis Benefit from ‘DGS in Action’ Health Program

November 30, 2023

In a significant move to enhance the health and well-being of its firefighters, the Fire Department of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Corpo de Bombeiros Militar do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – CBMERJ) recently implemented the 11th edition of the ‘DGS in Action’ program in Angra dos Reis.

This initiative, spearheaded by the General Directorate of Health (Diretoria Geral de Saúde – DGS) under the leadership of General Director of Health, Cel Andreia Lengruber, aims to provide specialized medical services to the military community, including the 10th Military Fire Brigade (Grupamento de Bombeiro Militar – GBM).

Comprehensive health services offered to military personnel and families

The program, held on Monday, November 27, offered an array of medical consultations in various specialties such as otolaryngology, cardiology, endocrinology, and proctology.

In addition, consultations with nutritionists and plastic surgeons were available, focusing particularly on skin cancer.

The firefighters and their families also had access to preventive examinations, audiometry, auriculotherapy, blood pressure monitoring, and assessments of blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

These comprehensive health services underscore the CBMERJ’s commitment to the overall well-being of its troops and their dependents.

Strengthening community bonds and military spirit

Beyond providing medical services, ‘DGS in Action’ significantly contributed to fostering community interaction among the military personnel, their families, and the broader community.

The program offered a unique opportunity for the troops to reconnect with old friends from the barracks, thereby not only promoting health but also reinforcing community ties and the spirit of unity among the members of the Rio de Janeiro Fire Department.

FSJA Comment

The ‘DGS in Action’ program exemplifies an exemplary model of proactive health management within the military community.

By addressing the specific health needs of firefighters and their families, this initiative not only promotes physical well-being but also plays a crucial role in mental health and community cohesion.

The comprehensive range of medical services available at the event highlights the importance of diverse and specialized healthcare in occupational settings, especially in demanding professions like firefighting.

This program serves as a beacon for similar initiatives globally, demonstrating the positive impact of holistic health strategies in enhancing the quality of life and work for those serving in essential public safety roles.

Please note that this article may have been translated using automated software; unintended translation errors may be present​​.

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