Remembering When Program

Introduction

Remembering When is a fall and fire prevention program that was designed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home. The program is centered on 16 initiatives that include 8 fire prevention and 8 fall prevention safety messages. Remembering When was developed by national safety experts and practitioners in the field of aging such as the Administration on Aging Department as well as the U.S. Fire Administration and the International Association of Firefighters.

About the Program

In March of 2007 Fire Prevention Officer Tom Wendt was awarded a scholarship to attend the Remembering When Conference in Boston. This conference was a train-the-trainer program that gave scholarship recipients information on how to best present Remembering When to your local community. This nostalgic program uses fun references to music, events, and personalities from days gone by throughout the presentation.  As entertaining and interactive Remembering When is, the safety messages are important and meaningful according to FPO Wendt.

Why Remembering When?

Each year, approximately 7,000 adults, age 65 and older, die as a result of home falls and an additional 1,000 die in their homes from fires or burns. These older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fire or falls compared to the population at large. CDC statistics show that falls are the leading cause of death from unintentional injury in the home. But you do not have to be a victim. Following Remembering When program tips can keep you safely on your feet.

Group Presentations

Remembering When program presentations range in duration from 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours. If your group would like to schedule a Remembering When presentation or would like more information on this program please call the Fond du Lac Fire Department at 322-3800.

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