Blood Pressure Checks
The Keizer Fire District offers free blood pressure checks weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fire Station located at 661 Chemawa Rd NE right off River Rd N. You will be given a wallet-size blood pressure check card where your blood pressure can be recorded for each visit. This data can be then relayed to your physician if needed. Although appointments are not necessary, the Fire District staff may be out-of-quarters on an EMS or Fire call. Please feel free to stop by as often as necessary.
Prudent heart living is a lifestyle that may minimize the risk of future heart disease. One of the components that make up prudent heart living is maintaining a normal blood pressure. Blood pressure is defined as pressure in the circulatory system that is required to maintain a normal blood flow. The arterial blood pressure obtained with a Blood Pressure cuff is actually two pressures, the systolic and diastolic. These are the pressures against the walls of the arteries when the heart is contracting and relaxing. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury. The normal blood pressure for an adult is approximately 120/80. However, a “normal” blood pressure can vary for individuals depending on many factors, age, size, medications, fitness, level, etc. Uncontrolled high blood pressure, called hypertension is associated with a greater risk of heart attack. Hypertension often referred to as the silent killer because many times there are no outward signs. Untreated hypertension increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.
Although the underlying cause of high blood pressure in most patients is unknown, the good news is that it usually can be controlled. Treatment includes diet changes, increased exercise, and possibly medication. Important reasons for having period blood pressure checks is to see if you could possibly be at a high risk and/or to insure that any blood pressure medication that is being taken is effectively controlling any problems.
Out of town or just plain lost?
Stop by the fire station for location information. Any Keizer firefighter will be happy to assist you.
Who Do You Call or Email?
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What We Need From You!
- Date you would like to visit
- Time you would like to visit
- Number of persons in your group
- Approximate age of visitors
- Any special purpose or needs associated with your visit
- Telephone the Keizer Fire District to setup your visit and confirm arrangements.
- The public may schedule a visit between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- Large groups with young children must assure an adequate number of chaperones.
- If driving to the fire station, please park your vehicle so that it does not block the rapid response of a Fire Engine or Ambulance to an emergency.
- Visitors are permitted only when Firefighters are at the Station. The need for the men and women to attend mandatory drills, participate in training classes, complete fire station duties and perform inspections may cause a limit or adjustment to the time spent with visitors.
- Visits may be abruptly ended if personnel must respond to an emergency!
We look forward to your visit!