As we age, our risk of death from fire increases significantly. This excellent video reviews tips for this often overlooked area of home safety. Fact is, older adults face the greatest relative risk of dying in a fire. In a report by the US Fire Administration in 2014 older adults represented 14 percent of the United State
s population but suffered 38 percent of all fire deaths. Older adults over 65 have 2.6 times greater risk of dying in a fire than the total population. And those ages 85 and over were 4.1 times more likely to die in a fire than the total population. Practice safe smoking, safe cooking, and safe heating in your home.