What you can do to avoid a fire

295 views
252 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
295
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
8
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

What you can do to avoid a fire

  1. 1. Fire Safety <ul><li>Aging increases the risk of fire because: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People become less able to respond due to hearing, vision, mobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sense of touch and smell can become impaired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older adults are more likely to smoke </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seniors over 84 are five times more likely to die in a fire than the general population </li></ul>
  2. 2. Preventing Fires <ul><li>What You Can Do </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your parent never smokes in bed </li></ul><ul><li>Remove any space heaters in the house, particularly those that don’t automatically shut off when tipped </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure there is a large fire screen in front of any fireplaces that are used </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that there is a clear path for exiting the home </li></ul><ul><li>How We Can Help </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and remove fire hazards in your parent’s home </li></ul><ul><li>Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that are sure to wake them in the event of a fire </li></ul><ul><li>Check all batteries in smoke detectors twice a year </li></ul><ul><li>Install stovetop fire protection </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure your parents have fire extinguishers they can use </li></ul><ul><li>Put extra precautions in place for smokers </li></ul>

×