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Remembering When

Remembering When contains everything you need to conduct a comprehensive fire and fall prevention program for older adults in your community.

Remembering When

At age 65, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. By age 75, that risk increases to three times that of the general population — and to four times by age 85.

Remembering When™ is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention - developed by experts from national and local safety organizations as well as through focus group testing in high-fire-risk states. The program was designed to be implemented by a coalition comprising the local fire department, service clubs, social and religious organizations, retirement communities, and others. Coalition members can decide how to best approach the local senior population: through group presentations, during home visits, and/or as part of a smoke alarm installation and fall intervention program.

Training opportunities

Group presentation materials
Home visit materials
Train the trainer materials
Large print materials

Materials translated into other languages

Spanish

Mandarin

NEW! Russian

Safety Style Down the Aisle

Looking for a creative way to review Remembering When safety messages? Consider having a safety fashion show. This powerpoint presentation (PPT) includes fire and fall prevention messages and a sample script. Take a look at video below to see the fashion show in action.


NFPA invited local older adults for lunch and “Safety Style Down the Aisle”, an injury prevention fashion show on October 8, 2014 to celebrate Fire Prevention Week at headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts. NFPA staff members volunteered as models, greeters, and servers to make this a memorable event for our guests.

In This Section
  • Open house for older adults Conducting an open house for older adults in your community can be both beneficial and rewarding.
  • Program evaluations Learn how the effectiveness of Remembering When is being evaluated.
  • Training for teams Coalitions interested in the Remembering When program are encouraged to attend training offered by NFPA.