Americans represent one of the highest fire risk populations in
the U.S. Our communities, organizations and service providers must
be made aware of the problem and take a proactive approach in developing
preventive measures to reduce the risk of injury and death from
fire in older adults.
Fire and the Older Adult (2006), U.S. Fire Administration
Prevent Fires. Save Lives, U.S. Fire Administration
Free kit to help launch a campaign to combat the high risk of fire
death and injury among seniors.
Advocating Shared Responsibilities for Improved Fire Protection: Solutions
2000 and Beyond Solutions 2000, U.S. Fire Administration
Recommendations made through a symposium to examine fire safety
challenges of those who cannot take lifesaving action in a timely
manner, in the event of a fire, specifically: Young children (under
five), Older adults (over sixty-five), and People with Disabilities.
Remembering When – Fire and fall prevention for older adults, National
Fire Protection Association www.nfpa.org
fire and fall prevention program developed by the National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA) center for High-Risk Outreach and
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older
adults live safely at home for as long as possible.