Safety Tips for Older Adults
By EMS Lieutenant Margery Sayers
January 16, 2021

People over the age of 65 are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. And with our numbers growing every year - in the United States and Canada, adults age 65 and older make up about 12 percent of the population - it's essential to take the necessary steps to stay safe.
** Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is particularly important for older adults. **
Here are some helpful tips to keep you safe and secure in your home.