Fire Safety for Seniors & Disabled Citizens

Seniors and disabled citizens are more at risk of dying in a fire due to decreased mobility, hearing, sight and general health-related issues. These issues may limit the ability to escape unaided in an emergency situation. It is important that family, friends and neighbors are aware of your limitations and can offer assistance.

In your home, be sure that you live and/or sleep near an exit that allows for easy egress in the case of an emergency, making it easier to evacuate the premises. If you use a walker or wheelchair, check exits and doorways to see that they fit through. Have a plan and make sure that you are included in any kind of emergency evacuation drills in order to know what you have to do in case of an emergency.

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