Knowledge and awareness are the keys to preventing fires. ESFI urges older adults to take a proactive approach to home fire safety by learning about potential fire hazards and how to prevent them.
This toolkit includes safety tip sheets that provide information about fire hazards related to cooking, heating, and electrical equipment, major causes of home fires every year. Tip sheets for smoke alarms and escape planning are also included. The Home Fire Safety Checklist is a convenient tool for giving your home a fire safety "check-up." While the Emergency Information Sheet and Smoke Alarm Maintenance Calendar are handy reference tools.
All of the resources included in this toolkit are provided by ESFI at no cost. We encourage you to use them to promote fire safety awareness among older adults in your community. We invite you to copy and distribute the materials, but respectfully request that the content not be revised or altered.
Complementary video public service announcements have also been developed to reinforce the safety concepts introduced in this toolkit.