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New program helps fire departments plan for older adult fire safety

A new program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and USFA is available to fire departments and other community organizations to help plan and implement fire safety interventions for the high-risk group of older adults. The “Fire-Safe Seniors” program uses home assessments, smoke alarm installation, education and follow-up to ensure a comprehensive approach to fire prevention. A free toolkit is available to help you implement the program.

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