Murray fire district offering blood pressure screenings throughout year

Posted 13 May 2024 at 9:09 am

Press Release, Peter D. Hendrickson, Jr., Deputy Chief of Murray Joint Fire District

Provided photo: ShawnMarie Hendrickson checks the blood pressure of a man in Holley last year. The Murray Joint Fire District last year started several community blood pressure checks for the community.

HOLLEY – May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month and this is a great opportunity to emphasize the importance of monitoring and maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.

The Murray Joint Fire District is pleased to announce the teaming up with local community partners to promote cardiovascular health, through community blood pressure clinics. One of our missions is to provide accessible and high-quality care to our community and this is one way to aid in improving their cardiovascular health.

With heart disease and hypertension posing significant health risks to millions worldwide, it has become increasingly vital to offer convenient avenues for monitoring and managing blood pressure.

The members of the Murray Joint Fire District are dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to take control of their heart health and reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. By focusing on prevention and proactive management, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and the broader community.

Together, we can work towards a future where heart disease is no longer a leading cause of illness and mortality.

The clinics will be held as follows:

Murray Joint Fire District Headquarters

7 Thomas Street

Holley, NY 14470


The first Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. (All year long)

Community Action, Eastern Orleans Community Center

75 Public Square

Holley, NY 14470


The third Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (All year long)

Big Guys Campgrounds

3739 Monroe-Orleans Countyline Rd.

Brockport, NY14420


The third Saturday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. (May 18 through October 19)

Red Rock Ponds – RV Resort

16097 Canal Rd.

Holley, NY 14470


The third Saturday of the month from 11am-12pm. (May 18 through October 19)

For more information about our local clinic please call the firehouse at (585) 638-6884. To learn more about high blood pressure and the risk factors for stroke and heart disease, click here.