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Fire Prevention Week

by Chris Jackson, Communications Coordinator and Project Administrator Did you know that smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years? Once a year, you should check your smoke alarms to review their date of manufacture. If the date is more than ten years old, you should replace the unit with a new smoke alarm. Additionally, you should test your smoke alarms monthly by pressing the … Continue reading Fire Prevention Week

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National Home Safety Month

by Ron Tatro, Vice President Many of us look forward to the end of a busy day of working, taking care of the grandkids, or doing tasks when we get go home. Home is our sanctuary, a place of rest and where we can let our “hair” down. For seniors, home can also be an environment that poses danger. Each June, the National Safety Council encourages … Continue reading National Home Safety Month

Fire Safety for Older Adults

People over the age of 65 face the greatest risk of dying in a fire. On average, over 1000 Americans age 65 and over die in home fires and 2,000 are injured in fire-related incidences*. This fire safety fact sheet, created by the U.S. Fire Administration, provides several different precautionary measures you can take to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe at home. Simple … Continue reading Fire Safety for Older Adults