A comprehensive program developed by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA, and the Centers for Disease Control a...
Copyright Information  <ul><li>This presentation, including photos, artwork and copy, is a part of the total Remembering W...
37.5
If you smoke,  smoke outside. <ul><li>Use deep, sturdy ashtrays.  </li></ul><ul><li>Wet cigarette butts and ashes before t...
Give space  heaters space. <ul><li>Keep them at least three feet (1 meter) away from anything that can burn – including yo...
Be kitchen wise. <ul><li>Wear tight-fitting clothing or short sleeves when cooking.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use oven mitts to h...
Stop, drop,  and roll. <ul><li>If your clothes catch  on fire: stop (don’t run), drop gently to the ground, and cover your...
Smoke alarms  save lives. <ul><li>Have smoke alarms installed outside each sleeping area, on every level of your home, and...
Plan and practice  your escape from fire. <ul><li>If possible, know two ways out of every room in your home and two ways o...
Know your  local emergency number. <ul><li>It may be 9-1-1 or  the fire department’s phone number.  </li></ul><ul><li>Once...
Plan your  escape around your abilities. <ul><li>Have a telephone in your bedroom and post the local emergency number near...
 
Exercise regularly. <ul><li>Exercise builds strength and improves your balance and coordination.  </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yo...
Exercise :  A Guide from the  National Institute  on Aging  <ul><li>(800) 222-2225  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nih.gov/n...
Take your time. <ul><li>Get out of  chairs slowly.  </li></ul><ul><li>Sit a moment  before you get out  of your bed.  </li...
Clear the way. <ul><li>Keep stairs and walking areas free of electrical cords, shoes, clothing, books, magazines, and othe...
Look out  for yourself. <ul><li>See an eye specialist  once a year.  </li></ul><ul><li>Poor vision can increase your chanc...
Wipe up  spilled liquids immediately. <ul><li>Use non-slip mats  in the bathtub and on shower floors.  </li></ul><ul><li>H...
Be aware of uneven surfaces. <ul><li>Use only throw rugs that have rubber, non-skid backing.  </li></ul><ul><li>Smooth out...
Tread carefully. <ul><li>Stairways should be  well lit from both top  and bottom.  </li></ul><ul><li>Have easy-to-grip han...
Put your best foot forward. <ul><li>Wear sturdy, well-fitted, low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles.  </li></ul><ul><li>The...
For more information  <ul><li>www.nfpa.org </li></ul><ul><li>Local Fire Department </li></ul>
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  1. 1. A comprehensive program developed by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC
  2. 2. Copyright Information <ul><li>This presentation, including photos, artwork and copy, is a part of the total Remembering When Program available from the NFPA, to be used exclusively with the Remembering When Program. </li></ul><ul><li>Copyrighted 2009 National Fire Protection Association </li></ul>
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  4. 4. If you smoke, smoke outside. <ul><li>Use deep, sturdy ashtrays. </li></ul><ul><li>Wet cigarette butts and ashes before throwing them out or bury them in sand. </li></ul><ul><li>Never smoke in bed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Give space heaters space. <ul><li>Keep them at least three feet (1 meter) away from anything that can burn – including you. </li></ul><ul><li>Shut off and unplug heaters when you leave your home or go to bed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Be kitchen wise. <ul><li>Wear tight-fitting clothing or short sleeves when cooking. </li></ul><ul><li>Use oven mitts to handle hot pans. </li></ul><ul><li>Never leave cooking unattended. </li></ul><ul><li>If a pan of food catches fire, slide a lid over it and turn off the burner. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t cook if you are drowsy from alcohol or medication. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stop, drop, and roll. <ul><li>If your clothes catch on fire: stop (don’t run), drop gently to the ground, and cover your face with your hands. </li></ul><ul><li>Roll over and over or back and forth to put out the fire. </li></ul><ul><li>Use cool water for 3 to 5 minutes to cool the burn. </li></ul><ul><li>Get medical help right away. </li></ul>STOP and ROLL DROP over and over
  8. 8. Smoke alarms save lives. <ul><li>Have smoke alarms installed outside each sleeping area, on every level of your home, and in each bedroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure alarms are interconnected: when one sounds they all sound. </li></ul><ul><li>Have someone test your smoke alarms once a month by pushing the test button. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Plan and practice your escape from fire. <ul><li>If possible, know two ways out of every room in your home and two ways out of the home. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure windows and doors open easily. In a fire, get out and stay out. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Know your local emergency number. <ul><li>It may be 9-1-1 or the fire department’s phone number. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have escaped a fire, call the fire department from a neighbor’s phone or a cell phone. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plan your escape around your abilities. <ul><li>Have a telephone in your bedroom and post the local emergency number nearby in case you are trapped by smoke or fire. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Exercise regularly. <ul><li>Exercise builds strength and improves your balance and coordination. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your doctor about the best physical exercise for you. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Exercise : A Guide from the National Institute on Aging <ul><li>(800) 222-2225 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nih.gov/nia </li></ul>
  14. 15. Take your time. <ul><li>Get out of chairs slowly. </li></ul><ul><li>Sit a moment before you get out of your bed. </li></ul><ul><li>Stand and get your balance before you walk. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of your surroundings. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Clear the way. <ul><li>Keep stairs and walking areas free of electrical cords, shoes, clothing, books, magazines, and other clutter. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Look out for yourself. <ul><li>See an eye specialist once a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor vision can increase your chance of falling. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the lighting in your home. </li></ul><ul><li>Use night lights to light the path between your bedroom and bathroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn on the lights before using the stairs. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Wipe up spilled liquids immediately. <ul><li>Use non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors. </li></ul><ul><li>Have grab bars installed on the wall in the tub and shower and next to the toilet. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Be aware of uneven surfaces. <ul><li>Use only throw rugs that have rubber, non-skid backing. </li></ul><ul><li>Smooth out wrinkles and folds in carpeting. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Tread carefully. <ul><li>Stairways should be well lit from both top and bottom. </li></ul><ul><li>Have easy-to-grip handrails installed along the full length of both sides of the stairs. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Put your best foot forward. <ul><li>Wear sturdy, well-fitted, low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles. </li></ul><ul><li>These are safer than high heels, thick-soled athletic shoes, slippers, or stocking feet. </li></ul>
  21. 22. For more information <ul><li>www.nfpa.org </li></ul><ul><li>Local Fire Department </li></ul>

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