March Fire Safety Resources
Fire Prevention & Safety - March 5, 2019

Fire safety for older adults

March's fire safety focus in older adult safety. People over 65 are twice as likely to die in a home fire. The risk of injury in a fire also increases with age.

To help your community learn about fire safety, consider sharing these tips on your social media platforms:

    Know two ways out of each room. Keep these exits clear.
    Make sure everyone is able to get outside if the smoke alarm sounds.
    Older adults may need your help escaping. Plan for this.
    Keep wheelchairs, eyeglasses, hearing aids and a telephone next to your bed.

Remember, USFA has a social media toolkit that can help you plan your social media posts.

New Publication

Are you planning a safety presentation for older adults or their caregivers?

USFA will release a new publication in March to help older adults and their caregivers learn how to keep themselves safe in their home.

 

May 4th is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Wildfires across the United States have cost more than 100 lives and more than $25 billion dollars in property losses in just the last two years.

Take the first step towards wildfire preparedness by participating in projects during Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

To help you plan, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a toolkit with a number of resources that are easy to download and can help you get started, from picking a project to tracking your progress and promoting your event.

For more information, visit the Wildfire Prep Day.