Jim Yeater

Before his retirement in August 2020, Jim provided property and life safety technical support to Cincinnati’s underwriting teams, agents and clients. As a certified fire protection specialist, he evaluated fire protection systems and special hazards and coached loss control associates. Jim served as a volunteer firefighter for more than 25 years, served on the board of the local water authority and is active with local non-profit groups in the Vanlue, OH, area.

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.[…..]

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