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Preparing for the unpredictable: Urbana assisted living home regularly practices fire safety


According to the National Fire Protection Association, the very young and the very old are at highest risk of death from home fires.

The U.S. Fire Administration said that in 2010, adults 65 years or older represented only 13 percent of the U.S. population, but made up 35 percent of all fire deaths.

They also said individuals 65 years or over are 2.7 times more likely to die in a fire than the rest of the general population.

The staff at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana, Illinois, emphasized the importance in educating and preparing their residents in case of a fire when we talked to them in this video. Continue reading