Senior Safe Program

Hits: 4022

The Senior Fire Education (SAFE) program conducted by the Orleans Fire Department is conducted from several different aspects. The primary delivery of the program is through group presentations delivered in conjunction with our Council on Aging services. Group presentations are conducted on General Fire safety within the home, along with an emphasis on safe cooking for older adults, proper Smoke & CO detector placement, smoking dangers along with Home Escape planning and other safety issues that face our senior population.

     In addition, presentations cover the importance of working smoke and CO detectors throughout the home, and how seniors with hearing loss may need additional hearing impaired smoke detectors installed. Also, presentations will cover our current File of Life program provided by the Orleans Fire Department, along with the importance of a medical alarm system for seniors who are home alone.

 Also, in home visits are conducted by our trained fire and life safety educator that will test and check home smoke and CO alarms if requested. These visits will also cover general Fire Safety in the Home, Reducing Falls in the home and preparing seniors for inclement weather during storm emergencies. These initial visits are can be conducted during REACH visits with our council on aging staff.

To contact our Fire and Life Safety Educator for a home visit or questions please contact the Orleans Fire Department @ 508-255-0050 ask for:  Leslie Vasconcellos.

To learn more on fire safety topics and read flyers addressing older adult concerns (click on a link one below):

Senior Fire Safety
Burn Safety
Cooking Safety
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Beat the Beep
Electrical Safety
House Numbers  
Home Oxygen
Keep Warm, Keep Safe
Space Heaters