It’s a fact that older adults, aged 65 and more, die in home fires far more often than the rest of the population. However, you can retire fire by taking care of yourself and influencing others, such as your neighbors, friends and family, about fire safety. People can and have saved their own lives and the lives of others by following a few simple safety precautions.
It is important to educate the elderly, their families and caretakers of the increased risks of fire to this age group. Many fire departments in the United States offer fire safety education for children through programs at schools or visits to the firehouse during October, which is Fire Prevention Month. The booklet linked below is a safety manual provided by the Fire Department of New York, specifically written on the subject of Fire Safety for Seniors.
The booklet below contains a plethora of information, including: preventing smoking fires, preventing electrical fires, preventing home heating fires, preventing kitchen fires and injuries, treating burns, clothing fires, fire escape planning, smoke alarm maintenance, and a home fire safety checklist.
Read the booklet here: fire-safety-for-seniors
For more information about fire safety in your community, contact Klein Property Management at (732) 446-0611 or visit us at http://kleinpropertymanagement.com/