What you can do to avoid a fire

  • 179 views
Uploaded on

 

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
179
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
7
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

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