Help prevent older adult deaths and injuries in your community by implementing fire and fall safety practices.
Early detection and warning of a fire from a smoke alarm can save your life. Having a working smoke alarm in your home will increase your chances of survival from a fire by more than 50%.
Planning and practicing your escape routes may save your life. Mapping your plan can help you visualize your escape routes. Draw a diagram of your home’s floor plan showing exits from each room.
Choosing a meeting place outside your home will help you account for household members.
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Protect yourself, your family, and your neighborhood by practicing these prevention tips.
Housekeeping and decluttering in your home is essential for fire and life safety. Ensuring the path to the exits are free of trip hazards will expedite your escape in the event of a fire and/or allow first responders efficient access for medical emergencies.
Learn the eight steps to preventing falls.
Homes where medical oxygen is used need specific fire safety rules to keep people safe from fire and burns.
Don’t stall, call 9-1-1 for police, fire, or ambulance.
Your assistance in implementing safety prevention and preparedness will ensure the safety of our kupuna.
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Honolulu Fire Department
Sheldon K. HaoFire Chief
Jason SamalaDeputy Fire Chief
636 South StreetHonolulu, HI 96813(808) 723-7139