Seniors Aware of Fire Education     

September has been designated Fall Prevention Month, which does not mean prevent fall from coming. It means being mindful of things you can do to keep from falling and injuring yourself. Here are a few things you can do to be safe.

  • Keep walking area (including stairs) free of anything you could trip over like electrical cords and any clutter.
  • Get rid of or secure scatter rugs.
  • Smooth out wrinkles and folds in carpeting.
  • Use non-slid mats in the bathtub and on shower floors.
  • Have grab bars installed on the wall in the tub and shower and next to the toilet.
  • Stairways should be well lit from bottom to top.
  • Have easy-to-grip hand rails on both sides of interior and exterior stairs.

Be SAFE and fall free!

--Worth Noyes, SAFE Educator Williamsburg & Cummington Fire Departments

The Senior SAFE program is sponsored by many of your fire departments and the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.