Florida Injury Prevention Programs for Seniors (FLIPS): Florida Injury Prevention Programs for Seniors (FLIPS) Senior Fire Safety Professional Module Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives understand the fire safety issues for seniors to include statistics, high risks/special considerations for seniors, and components of fire;
be aware of fire hazards and how to prevent them;
install, maintain and demonstrate proper use of safety devices; Upon completion of this program, you will be able to: Learning Objectives cont’d…: Learning Objectives cont’d… discuss various fire safety behaviors such as:
“stop, drop, and roll”
escape planning and exit drills
“putting out” small fires
be aware of local, state, and national resources. Overview of FLIPS: Overview of FLIPS Professionals—physical therapy, health education, nursing, practitioners, researchers, etc.
Focus—fall prevention; fire safety; and poison, medication & food safety
Janet Lehman—FLIPS coordinator in DOEA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Facts—National Statistics: The Facts—National Statistics The risk of death for people age 65 and over is 3 times greater than adults under age 65. Why?
less able to take quick action
may be on medication that affects ability to make quick decisions
many live alone
The Facts—The State of Florida: The Facts—The State of Florida More fires occur on what day of the week?
Saturday The Facts cont’d…: The Facts cont’d… Where do most fires occur?
Most fires occur in the home and 80% of all fire deaths occur in the home.
The South has the highest fire death rate per capita. The Facts cont’d…: What are the leading causes of fires in the nation?
The Facts cont’d… Basic Fire Dynamics : Basic Fire Dynamics It takes 3 components to make a fire:
Fire Hazards for Seniors: Fire Hazards for Seniors Cooking accidents
Faulty wiring Fire Quiz: Fire Quiz A pot on the stove is on fire… What Do You Do?
Home Fire Hazards—Eliminate Them! : Home Fire Hazards—Eliminate Them! Conduct a home safety survey.
lighting, shrubbery, visible house numbers, etc.
survey each room of the house Interior Home Fire Hazards—The Living Room: Interior Home Fire Hazards—The Living Room Check use of extension cords
temporary/not under the carpet
space heaters (3 feet of space)
Safe smoking practices Interior Home Fire Hazards—The Kitchen: Interior Home Fire Hazards—The Kitchen The most dangerous room
Check cords on electrical appliances
replace frayed or worn cords
unplug appliances when not in use
Use safe cooking practices
never leave cooking unattended
no storage in ovens
Interior Home Fire Hazards—Fire Extinguisher Facts: Use for small fires ONLY!
Pull the pin
Sweep Interior Home Fire Hazards—Fire Extinguisher Facts Interior Home Fire Hazards—The Bedroom: Use of oxygen
shut off if fire starts
No extension cords under rugs
Safe smoking practices
Know two ways out
Burglar bars which are quick release to the inside of the window Interior Home Fire Hazards—The Bedroom Interior Home Fire Hazards—The Bathroom: Hot water heater
thermostat at 120 degrees Fahrenheit
telephone Interior Home Fire Hazards—The Bathroom Home Fire Hazards—Safety Devices: Home Fire Hazards—Safety Devices Early warning devices
smoke alarms/heat detectors: most important and check monthly
carbon monoxide (CO) detectors: in a fire, most people die from CO
fire resistive clothing/upholstery Home Fire Hazards—Detectors: Home Fire Hazards—Detectors Smoke alarms/heat detectors
Carbon monoxide detectors
maintenance Home Fire Hazards—Emergency Measures: Home Fire Hazards— Emergency Measures Know your emergency system
reporting an emergency Home Fire Hazards—Escape Plan: E.D.I.T.H.: Home Fire Hazards—Escape Plan: E.D.I.T.H. Know 2 ways out of each room
Designate a meeting place outside
Discuss what to do about family pets
Have a chain ladder for 2-story homes
Practice it! The Fire Plan—What To Do In The Event of a Fire: Get low and go
Get out fast
Once out, stay out
Call 9-1-1 from a neighbor’s home The Fire Plan—What To Do In The Event of a Fire The Fire Plan—What To Do In The Event of a Fire: If fire gets on your clothing, “stop, drop, & roll!”
If burned, run cold water over the burn.
Don’t use home remedies like butter.
The Fire Plan—What To Do In The Event of a Fire The Fire Plan—What To Do In The Event of a Fire cont’d…: If you have to stay:
shut down heat/air conditioning unit
fill the bathtub with water
wet towels around doors
signal from a window
get low under the smoke The Fire Plan—What To Do In The Event of a Fire cont’d… Be Safe From Fire!: Be Safe From Fire! Remember these 3 things:
eliminate home hazards
install safety devices
practice emergency measures Fire Safety Resources: Fire Safety Resources Local fire departments
Safe Kids Shriner’s Clubs
State Fire Marshall’s Office
National Fire Protection Association
U.S. Fire Administration/FEMA Education Is The Key To Prevention & Safety: Education Is The Key To Prevention & Safety Don’t Be Scared,Be Prepared!: Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared!