NFPA offers free, updated fire and fall prevention program for
older adults

Remembering WhenRemembering WhenTM: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, was developed by NFPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible. 

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. 

This refreshed version of the Remembering When program targets a range of older adults and is meant to be appealing to active seniors. Updates to the program include clear messages, new photography, and current statistics. Additionally, the trivia questions have been revised to match the targeted age groups.

Download the Remembering When program book and supporting materials to get started. The program book includes activities, information, and materials to help local communities run a Remembering When program.  

Group presentation materials

Home visit materials

Remembering When handouts
Print out handouts to share with older adults at group presentations and home visits.

If you are interested in Remembering When materials for Native American and First Nation communities or materials in other languages, please contact Karen Berard-Reed.

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Featured Product
At Our Age with Tom Bosley DVD
The At Our Age with Tom Bosley DVD introduces simple steps that can save lives!
Item #: VC104DVD
List: from $50.00
Member: from $45.00


Remembering When: How to Prevent Falls Brochures
Give older adults practical advice on ways to avoid falls.
Item #: BR36D
List: $23.00
Member: $20.70


Remembering When: How to Prevent Fires Brochures
Help seniors avoid home fires and escape safely if fire strikes with How to Prevent Fires Brochures.
Item #: BR37D
List: $23.00
Member: $20.70

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