Older Adults & Injury

One Grove St. Suite 235
Pittsford, NY 14534
phone: 585.264.0840
fax: 585.264.1754
© Fireproof Children /
Prevention First 2004

Older 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
A 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
A 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.