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Populations that are at high risk to fire


The goal of Fire Prevention Week is to protect all families, especially those at the highest risk. In this section provides resources for reaching those at highest risk to fire deaths and injuries, including: instructions on how to conduct an open house for older adults, activities for reaching immigrant populations, and a FPW lesson plan for adults with developmental disabilities.

Have 10 minutes? Use our mini-lesson
Hear the Beep Where You Sleep - WHEREVER That May Be! (PDF, 145 KB)

This 10-minute mini-lesson teaches participants how to identify locations in the home where it is important to have working smoke alarms. It is especially important for audiences who may be using less traditional sleeping quarters such as those living with extended families and college students (who often live in off-campus housing in urban areas).

In this presentation, an overview is given of the importance of having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.

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