Fire safety and the older adult


It’s a sad, but true, statistic that older adults are more likely to die in a home fire than the general population. According to the U.S Fire Administration, adults 65 and older are 2.5 times more likely to die in a fire, and that number increases to 4.5 times more likely when they reach age 85. Although older adults represented 13 percent of our population, they suffered 36 percent of all fire deaths in 2011.

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Escape plans critical to surviving a fire


This is the third of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month. Installing the proper safety equipment and having an emergency escape plan are two critical things that can make a difference in the event of a house fire. Make the necessary preparations now to improve the chances that your family will survive a house fire. Develop an emergency escape plan Create a plan that includes escape routes from each room of your home

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