Fire-Safe Seniors: Keeping You Safe from Fire in Your Home
The United Way Area Agency on Aging is partnering with American Red Cross Alabama to implement the Fire-Safe Seniors program (a program of the U.S. Fire Administration, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) as part of the Red Cross Home Fire-Preparedness Campaign. The program is focused on educating older adults, as well as their family members and caregivers, on fire safety and also includes installation of free smoke alarms in the homes of seniors.
In addition, home assessments are provided to determine the need for smoke alarms and to identify any existing fire hazards in older adults’ homes. Follow-up visits are also conducted to ensure that smoke alarms are still working, and to assess any changes in older adults’ fire safety knowledge, attitude or behavior, and to see if any fires have occurred.
Click here for a fire-safety check list from the American Red Cross.
For more information on the Fire-Safe Seniors program, call 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463).