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- 1. A comprehensive program developed by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC
2. Copyright Information
- This presentation, including photos, artwork and copy, is a part of the total Remembering WhenProgram available fromthe NFPA, to be used exclusively with the Remembering When Program.
- Copyrighted 2009 National Fire Protection Association
3. 37.5 4. If you smoke,smoke outside.
- Use deep, sturdy ashtrays.
- Wet cigarette butts and ashes before throwing them outor bury them in sand.
- Never smoke in bed.
5. Give spaceheaters space.
- Keep them at least three feet (1 meter) away from anything that can burn including you.
- Shut off and unplug heaters when you leave your home orgo to bed.
6. Be kitchen wise.
- Wear tight-fitting clothing or short sleeves when cooking.
- Use oven mitts to handle hot pans.
- Never leave cooking unattended.
- If a pan of food catches fire, slide a lid over it and turn off the burner.
- Dont cook if you are drowsy from alcohol or medication.
7. Stop, drop,and roll.
- If your clothes catchon fire: stop (dont run), drop gently to the ground, and cover your face with your hands.
- Roll over and over orback and forth to putout the fire.
- Use cool water for 3 to 5 minutes to cool the burn.
- Get medical helpright away.
STOP and ROLL DROP over and over 8. Smoke alarmssave lives.
- Have smoke alarms installed outside each sleeping area, on every level of your home, andin each bedroom.
- Make sure alarms are interconnected: when one sounds they all sound.
- Have someone test your smoke alarms once a month by pushing thetest button.
9. Plan and practiceyour escape from fire.
- If possible, know two ways out of every room in your home and two ways out of the home.
- Make sure windows and doors open easily. In a fire, get out and stay out.
10. Know yourlocal emergency number.
- It may be 9-1-1 orthe fire departments phone number.
- Once you have escaped a fire, callthe fire department from a neighbors phone or a cell phone.
11. Plan yourescape around your abilities.
- Have a telephone in your bedroom and post the local emergency number nearby in case you are trapped by smoke or fire.
12. 13. Exercise regularly.
- Exercise builds strength and improves your balance and coordination.
- Ask your doctor about the best physical exercise for you.
14. Exercise :A Guide from theNational Instituteon Aging
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15. Take your time.
- Get out ofchairs slowly.
- Sit a momentbefore you get outof your bed.
- Stand and getyour balancebefore you walk.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
16. Clear the way.
- Keep stairs and walking areas free of electrical cords, shoes, clothing, books, magazines, and other clutter.
17. Look outfor yourself.
- See an eye specialistonce a year.
- Poor vision can increase your chance of falling.
- Improve the lighting in your home.
- Use night lights to lightthe path between your bedroom and bathroom.
- Turn on the lights before using the stairs.
18. Wipe upspilled liquids immediately.
- Use non-slip matsin the bathtub and on shower floors.
- Have grab bars installed on thewall in the tub and shower and nextto the toilet.
19. Be aware of uneven surfaces.
- Use only throw rugs that have rubber, non-skid backing.
- Smooth out wrinkles and folds in carpeting.
20. Tread carefully.
- Stairways should bewell lit from both topand bottom.
- Have easy-to-grip handrails installedalong the full lengthof both sides ofthe stairs.
21. Put your best foot forward.
- Wear sturdy, well-fitted, low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles.
- These are safer than high heels, thick-soled athletic shoes, slippers, or stocking feet.
22. For more information
- Local Fire Department