S.A.F.E./Senior Safe



S.A.F.E/Senior Safe Officer - Joseph White, Jr. - Firefighter/AEMT

  • Make a home escape plan
  • Test smoke alarms
  • Purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors
  • When you change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries
  • Use cold water to cool a burn
  • Don’t overload outlets or power strips
  • Store flammable liquids outdoors in approved containers
  • Never use gasoline to start a fire
  • Leave fireworks to the professionals
  • Teach children that matches and lighters are tools, not toys
  • Keep space heaters 3 feet away from things that can burn
  • Never leave candles burning unattended
  • Have a plan to get out of the house in 3 minutes or less
  • Get a File of Life form from your senior center or fire department. Fill it out and keep it on your refrigerator. The File records your medications. Emergency responders know to look for this record when they come to assist you.

Information provided courtesy of:
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Division of Fire Safety
(978) 567-3380
www.mass.gov/dfs