STOP•DROP•CONTROL is a high blood pressure awareness and
community health outreach campaign in collaboration with
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a leader high blood pressure
management. To date, the program has provided hundreds of IAFF
affiliates with materials and resources to conduct blood
pressure screening and educational activities among our members
and in our communities.
To request your copy of the Stop, Drop, Control High Blood
Pressure Toolkit, scroll down this page and click on the request
One of the key goals of the IAFF is to help maintain the
health, wellness and safety of our members. This goal is
essential for performing on the job and serving your community.
High blood pressure is an important health concern, and the IAFF
is proud to be part of this important initiative to improve
blood pressure awareness among our members and within the
This web site is a resource for fire fighters and their families to better understand the risks associated with high blood pressure and to help them manage
High blood pressure (HBP), or hypertension, is a major disease affecting approximately 73 million Americans (1 in 3 adults)
- 45 percent of on-duty fire fighter deaths are caused by heart disease each year
- High blood pressure (presumably uncontrolled) is one of the contributing factors in on-duty cardiovascular deaths among fire fighters
- Nearly three out of four fire fighters with high blood pressure do not have the condition adequately under control
Click here for more information on specific treatment options and high blood pressure patient support from Novartis, including a money-saving offer for those who qualify.