Seniors and Fire Safety

Caring for Elderly

Of all Americans, one of the greatest groups at risk for dying in a fire is people over the age of 65. There is an average of 1,000 elderly people that die in fires. People over the age of 85 are five times more likely to die in a fire than the rest of the population.

There are steps that people can take to prevent becoming a victim of a fire. What makes this group of individuals so vulnerable to injuries and death due to fire?

  • Older people may not respond quickly enough in the presence of a fire to avoid injury and even death.
  • Taking routine medications may impair their ability to make quick decisions in the presence of a fire.
  • Suffering an injury while at home alone can delay emergency notification.

Fire Safety Brochure for Seniors

 Safety Tips for Seniors

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