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Rebound: Protecting Those Who Protect Us

Rebound: Protecting Those Who Protect Us How one athletic trainer is improving the health and well-being of first responders Luis Rivera saw a problem. A big one. A firefighter in Milwaukee had been struggling with a nagging shoulder injury for more than a year. Rivera, an athletic trainer who worked with elite athletes, had seen this same kind of injury dozens of times before and couldn’t believe this firefighter was still in pain. Rivera knew he had to help. And he did. Using the principles of sports medicine, Rivera connected the firefighter with the right healthcare professionals, who helped him recover. Word [...]

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Rebound launches innovative wellness division

REBOUND LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE WELLNESS DIVISION Vitality aims to safeguard the well-being of public safety workers Rebound, a healthcare company devoted to delivering high-quality, expedited injury recovery to public safety workers and their families, this year launched a new innovative wellness division, Vitality. Vitality harnesses technology, data, education, and training programs to protect the well-being of first responders through safe movement analysis and remediation, muscle recovery, oncology and cancer assessments, and behavioral health support. Vitality leverages the latest healthcare technology, including a digital training platform that has shown to be an effective tool in helping users stick with both therapy and training to [...]

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I.U.P.A. Local Virginia Beach PBA Bringing Safety and Smiles to Children

I.U.P.A. Local Virginia Beach PBA Bringing Safety and Smiles to Children The Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association has a long history of doing good things in their community, not only when they put on their uniforms, but within their community to make it a better place for everyone. Most recently, they received a donation of dolls for children, so they packed them into their cruisers and took them on patrol with them, giving them out to some very thankful youngsters.     A few of the many previous community events they have led include cookies with Girl Scouts and Veterans, the Polar [...]

By |March 29th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Benjamin Tyler Henry: The Forgotten History of the Inventor of the Legendary Henry Rifle

The History of the Inventor of the Legendary Henry Rifle  The Henry Rifle was invented by Benjamin Tyler Henry who was born in Claremont, New Hampshire in 1821 to a prominent and prosperous family. His grandfather invented the wry-fly water wheel and his cousin perfected the water-wheel design, which allowed paper and textile mills to flourish throughout their town. That is why it is no surprise that Henry became an inventor himself, when he invented the repeating rifle, which revolutionized the world of firearms and the world in general.  Click here to read more about the history of Benjamin Tyler Henry on ammo.com.  

By |March 23rd, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Heroes Vacation Club has 10 Great Tips for Traveling with Kids for I.U.P.A. Members!

Heroes Vacation Club has 10 Great Tips for Traveling with Kids for I.U.P.A. Members! Trying to decide what to do on your next vacation? We’ve rounded up some fun ideas to answer the who, what and where of how to travel next.   When you're traveling with kids, any trip can feel like you’re planning a mission to Mars. Whether you’re traveling by land, sea or air, executing your travel plan takes forward thinking and precision to ensure a successful trip. When the kids are involved, organization is the key. At Heroes Vacation Club, we've come up some helpful tips to help make your next trip a success.  [...]

By |March 16th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

IUPA Harbor Patrol Officer Dips His Toe into New Water on Brotherhood Outdoors

IUPA Harbor Patrol Officer Dips His Toe into New Water on Brotherhood Outdoors A Wisconsin native, Daniel Roufus—a member of IUPA Local21—is accustomed to hunting large whitetails. Deer hunting grew into a passion for him after his father-in-law introduced him to the sport, which he is now passing on to his son. Waterfowl hunting wasn’t really his thing, he said, until he experienced it on a once-in-a-lifetime Long Island waterfowl adventure as a guest on the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Brotherhood Outdoors TV series. Roufus is a steelworker turned police officer. As a Milwaukee Police Department Harbor Patrol Officer, Roufus serves his community [...]

By |March 9th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Sara Winfield, Surviving Spouse, wrote for COPS, “National Police Week: A Survivor’s Perspective”

Sara Winfield, Surviving Spouse, wrote for COPS, "National Police Week: A Survivor’s Perspective" I attended my first National Police Week in May of 2005, I was a lost broken 28 year old widow. My husband, Marion County (OH) Sheriff’s Deputy Brandy Winfield, was murdered the previous year on October 14, 2004. He was shot in the back of the head while giving a disabled motorist a ride home. During that next seven months I was run rampant from one fundraiser to the next, from memorial service to award service, the media followed me at each event wanting that perfect photo [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

The I.U.P.A. and the Toledo Police Patrolmen’s Association Thank and Recognize Eight Year Old Max Titkemeier

The I.U.P.A. and the Toledo Police Patrolmen’s Association Thank and Recognize Eight Year Old Max Titkemeier Eight year old Max Titkemeier touched law enforcement officers across the nation profoundly recently when he raised money for the family of fallen Toledo Police Officer Brandon Stalker by selling hot cocoa. Max said that he especially wanted to help the family when he heard that the officer had children and that one of them was the very same age as Max. Further, that was not the first time this caring and thoughtful young man tried to help the family of a Toledo officer either. [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments
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