Presentation on theme: " The following slides were used as visuals for our Safety Style Down the Aisle Fashion Show. We presented the show to local older adults during a FPW."— Presentation transcript:
The following slides were used as visuals for our Safety Style Down the Aisle Fashion Show. We presented the show to local older adults during a FPW luncheon. The script for the fashion show can be found in the notes section under each slide when in editing mode. Suggestions for music are provided with the script for each slide. Feel free to modify the script to suit your needs. Please keep the NFPA symbol if you keep our photos from the Remembering When Program on the slides. The safety messages are taken from the Remembering When Program - the NFPA fire and fall prevention program for older adults. www.nfpa.org/rememberingwhenwww.nfpa.org/rememberingwhen Our show was designed to be a hokey, funny way to review our fire and fall safety messages for older adults. Be forewarned: The jokes in the script are corny.
SAFETY STYLE DOWN THE AISLE An Injury Prevention Fashion Show Hosted by the National Fire Protection Association
EXERCISE REGULARLY Exercise builds strength and improves your coordination and balance Ask your doctor about the best physical exercise for you.
WEAR STURDY, WELL-FITTING SHOES Low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles are the best. These are safer than high heels, thick-soled athletic shoes, slippers, or stocking feet.
IF YOU SMOKE, SMOKE OUTSIDE Use deep, sturdy ashtrays. Wet cigarette butts and ashes before throwing them out. Never smoke in bed. Never smoke if medical oxygen is used in the home.
SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES Have smoke alarms installed outside each sleeping area, on every level of your home, and in each bedroom. Interconnected alarms are the best option. When one sounds they all sound. Have someone test your smoke alarms once a month by pushing the test button.
PLAN AND PRACTICE YOUR ESCAPE FROM FIRE If possible, know two ways out of every room and two ways out of the home. Make sure windows and doors open easily. In a fire, get out and stay out.
KEEP WALKING AREAS & STAIRS CLEAR Keep stairs and walking areas free from hazards: electrical cords shoes clothing books & magazines other clutter.
IMPROVE THE LIGHTING IN AND OUTSIDE YOUR HOME Use night lights to light the path between your bedroom and bathroom. Turn on the lights before using the stairs. See an eye specialist once a year.
STOP, DROP, & ROLL. If your clothes catch on fire: Stop (don’t run), Drop gently to the ground, and cover your face with your hands. Roll over and over or back and forth to put out the fire. Use cool water for 3 to 5 minutes to cool a burn. Get medical help right away. DROPSTOP and ROLL….Over and Over
STAY IN THE KITCHEN WHEN FRYING FOOD Never leave cooking unattended. Wear tight-fitting clothing or short sleeves when cooking. Use lightweight, easy-to-manage pans. If a pan of food catches fire, slide a lid over it and turn off the burner. Don’t cook if you are drowsy from alcohol or medication.
KNOW YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBER It may be 9-1-1 or the fire department’s phone number. Once you have escaped a fire, call the fire department from a neighbor’s phone or a mobile phone.
GIVE SPACE HEATERS SPACE Keep them at least three feet (1 meter) away from anything that can burn – including you. Shut off and unplug heaters when you leave your home or go to bed.
USE NON-SLIP MATS Use non-slip 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.
HAVE AN ICE TAG Write your emergency contact numbers on the ICE tag so first responders know who to call if you cannot tell them. Keep your ICE tag somewhere visible such as on a key chain or entered into your cell phone contact list. ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency”