Spotlight On Safety
Fire Safety for Older Adults
Did you know that older adults have an increased risk of dying in a fire.
In 2010, older adults (ages 65 and older) represented 13 percent of the United States population but suffered 35 percent of all fire deaths.
Older adults are 2.7 times more likely to die in a fire than the general population. The risk worsens as we age. People ages 85 and older are 4.6 times more likely to die in a fire.
Older adult males are 62 percent more likely to die in a fire than older adult females.
And did you that that Satellite Beach Fire Department offers free smoke detectors and will install them for you?
To request more information:
Contact Satellite Beach Fire Department
Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm
321-773-4405 Ext 8
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