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At Our Age with Tom Bosley Video
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    The At Our Age with Tom Bosley Video introduces simple steps that can save lives!

    Fire service professionals recognize the elevated risks faced by older adults, and NFPA®'s innovative video starring Tom Bosley helps you deliver solutions to the community. Now there's a way to teach seniors practical strategies for avoiding fires and falls -- leading causes of preventable injuries for seniors. "I'll bet you know someone who's had a fire at home or been injured in a fall. I do. Almost everyone our age does," says Bosley, an octogenarian himself. His engaging delivery makes it clear that a few basic precautions can reduce hazards and prevent injuries and fatalities.

    Even a "minor" burn or fall can be life-threatening, which is why seniors need to:

    • Stay fit and maintain good balance, so they can get up and out quickly in an emergency.
    • Prevent fires with safe cooking techniques and be careful when smoking or using space heaters.
    • Avoid falls by getting rid of clutter and extension cords, and installing handrails.
    • Develop escape routes and plans that consider special medical conditions or circumstances.
    • Maintain smoke alarms and all safety equipment.
    • Make sure everyday hazards don't go unrecognized.

    Candid interviews with seniors reveal the need for awareness and offer safety solutions. Use NFPA's At Our Age with Tom Bosley to educate seniors in your community, spark conversation, and promote action. (Adult, 17 min., Presenter's Guide) 

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  • Testimonials

    "As a trainer, my challenge is to appeal to as many different learning styles as possible  -- analytical, visual, hands-on, etc. The At Our Age with Tom Bosley Video works well with my other training tools and gives me another option and a chance to do something different when teaching senior fire safety and fall prevention concepts. It provides a lot of valuable information from which to develop a presentation and would be especially valuable to beginning instructors."

    Frank Squillace  Lieutenant Fire Prevention Division Philadelphia Fire Department, PA

    "The At Our Age with Tom Bosely Video has proven to be a very effective tool for teaching fire and fall prevention to older adults. It's loaded with practical information delivered in an entertaining way that complements and reinforces verbal lessons. I use it as an introduction to set the stage for the Remembering When™ Program, and it serves as a valuable visual reference for discussions that follow. Seeing concepts in action really helps people identify with and remember important behaviors. Seniors love everything about it and often comment that they think it would be useful for any age."

    Elayne Weinbrecht Life Safety Specialist Virginia Beach Fire Department Fire and EMS Training Center Virginia Beach, VA

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