This slide presentation was designed for educators from Community Action Agencies to present basic
home fire safety information to older adults who live in a house or an apartment. According to the
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 30% of people who die in house fires are adults 65 and
older. The death rate for older adults increases with age. By the age of 85, older adults have death rates four times the overall U.S. rate.
This presentation uses simple graphics and messages to help older adults acquire useful skills
and knowledge to prevent the leading causes of home fires: cooking, heating and electrical
equipment. It also provides burn prevention tips and important information about smoke alarms. These
messages can help reduce injuries and loss of life due to fire and fire-related hazards.
Confirm that you can play audio loud enough for your audience. This presentation includes a
3-minute video (slide 14) about Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI).
To prepare the presentation, follow these simple steps