Home Safety Checklist for Fire Protection

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Home Safety Checklist for Fire Protection

These fire protection tips can help your seniors and loved ones remain safe at home for as long as possible. Some fire safety improvements can be made easily. Others may require the help of a professional.

  • Install and maintain smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on all levels of the home.
  • If your loved one has hearing loss or uses hearing aids, consider assistive devices that may be available.
  • Make sure someone takes responsibility for changing batteries on a set periodic schedule (choose birthdays or holidays to help remember)
  • Identify the safest exits in the event of a fire. Discuss different areas of the house where the fire may start. Develop several exit routes depending on the location
  • Practice fire drills to determine how well residents can react during an emergency

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