Escape Planning For Older Adults
Fire risk increases with age.
- The share of home fire deaths accounted for by adults aged 65 and older increased from 19% to 31% over the past 20 years.
- Consider whether older adults should sleep in a room on the ground floor to make escape easier.
- If you or anyone in your household has diminished hearing, consider a type of smoke alarm that uses a low frequency, flashing light or vibration.