Adults and Senior Fire Safety Tips
Each year approximately 1,100 Americans age 65 and older die as a result of a home fire.
Comparing these numbers to the rest of the population:
- People between 65 and 74 are nearly TWICE as likely to die in a fire.
- People between 75 and 84 are nearly FOUR times as likely to die in a fire.
- People 85 and older are more than FIVE times as likely to die in a fire.
Civilian Fire Death Rate Chart
By following a few fire safety tips, adults and seniors can dramatically reduce their risk of injury or death from a fire.
The Boardman Fire Department Bureau of Fire Prevention and Education would like to announce our support and cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in developing a fire safety program for adults and seniors in the community.
The intent of the program is to review the steps required to make homes fire-safe and remind people of fire-safe behaviors.
The program offered by the Boardman Fire Department will be tailored to meet the needs of your group or organization. The program includes a PowerPoint presentation to help reinforce the information.
Items that will be covered will include:
- Cooking safety
- Heaters and fireplaces
- Electrical safety
- Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
- Carbon monoxide
- Question and answer session
If you would like to schedule a fire safety lecture, or if you’d just like more information, please contact the Bureau of Fire Prevention and Education at 330.729.9535 or email us at [email protected].