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Fire Safety for Older Adults

Updated: Feb 3

Listen to the discussion from the Village Wellness Wednesday Event





This week's Village Wellness Wednesday presentation featured Samone Hoston of DC Fire and EMS sharing fire safety tips for older adults.


Ms. Hoston's presentation covered precautions related to cooking, smoking and home heating. She discussed maintenance of smoke alarms and explained how to get the DC Fire & EMS to help to maintain your smoke alarm. Her tips on on how to safely evacuate your residence were particularly important.


If you missed the discussion, don't worry. You can CLICK HERE to watch the full Zoom recording. Use the passcode KZVw0?D^


This is good information for everyone, but particularly our older population. According to the US Fire Administration, “on average, more than 1,000 Americans aged 65 years and older die each year in home fires and more than 2,000 are injured. Moreover, older adults are 2.5 times more likely to die in a residential fire than the rest of the population.”


This program brought to you by Cleveland & Woodley Park Village.


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