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The risk of dying in a fire for people over 65 is over twice as high as the average for all ages and these risks increase dramatically if the older person lives alone, smokes, drinks or has a physical and/or learning disability.
From 1 October to the end of December 2014 our Community Safety team will be facilitating an older person’s campaign to make life safer in Hampshire for people over 65.
Many fires and fire deaths can be avoided if a few simple safety measures are put in place. The campaign therefore seeks to make life safer for vulnerable people by asking the public to consider if they know an older person and raising awareness of basic life-saving fire safety measures we could all help them to maintain, such as a working smoke alarm.
As part of this campaign, we will be attending local events giving home safety advice and raising the awareness of older people in your local areas. Look at our events pages to find out where and when we will be, regular updates will also be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
If you would like some home safety advice or if you have home fire safety concerns about someone you know you can make a referral to us for a home safety visit. In the meantime have a look at our new home safety booklet
To help us raise awareness of this campaign, include a link to our 'christmas card' in an email to your family, friends and colleagues, or share the link on social media: share our seasonal safety message.
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