Spotlight On Safety


Fire Safety for Older Adults

Did you know that older adults have an increased risk of dying in a fire?

• In 2010, older adults (ages 65 and older) represented 13 percent of the United States population but suffered 35 percent of all fire deaths.

• Older adults are 2.7 times more likely to die in a fire than the general population. The risk worsens as we age. People ages 85 and older are 4.6 times more likely to die in a fire.

• Older adult males are 62 percent more likely to die in a fire than older adult females.

And did you that that Satellite Beach Fire Department offers free smoke detectors and will install them for you?

To request more information:
Contact Satellite Beach Fire Department
Monday thru Friday: 9am to 4pm
321-773-4405 Ext. 8