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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 icon.

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 general public.

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 their condition.

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.

Harold A. Schaitberger General President International Association of Fire Fighters