Elkhart, IN, (March 27, 2014) — As many people are aware, more than 50% of firefighters killed in the line of duty die from health related problems such as heart attack and stroke as die from fighting fires (from FEMA 2012 statistics – http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/ff_fat12.pdf). Elkhart Brass is dedicated to helping the fire service address this pressing issue. In the spirit of supporting firefighter health and fitness, Elkhart Brass is conducting an event to give away a Rogue Fitness gym set worth $4,000 at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) on April 7-12, 2014 held at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

“Elkhart Brass has been committed for over 112 years to solving firefighting challenges by producing tough, durable products to help make firefighting easier and safer,” said Eric Combs, Elkhart Brass Marketing Director. “But that’s only one piece to the equation. The most valuable and most important piece is our dedicated, compassionate firefighters. We are invested in supporting firefighting health and fitness initiatives to ensure our communities’ firefighters are the best they can be…safe, strong firefighting machines.”

All firefighters are challenged to stop by Elkhart Brass’ booth, #5838, to try a 30 second workout to win prizes and be entered into a drawing to win a Rogue Fitness gym set for their firehouse. Firefighters can double their chances to win the gym by stopping by the booth within the first hour of the show.

About Elkhart Brass
Established in 1902 and family owned for four generations, Elkhart Brass is the global leader in innovative firefighting and fire protection equipment. Offering a robust, complete product line of nozzles, controls, monitors and valves, Elkhart Brass products can be found in fire departments around the world in addition to building systems, off-shore drilling sites, military, marine and industrial firefighting applications. For more information, visit www.ElkhartBrass.com