Senior Safety Program
According to 2000 US Census data, 18.8% of Mt. Lebanon’s total population is over the age of 65, 12.4% above the US average. Nationally, approximately 1,100 people over the age of 65 die in fires every year. Based on national fire statistics, those between the ages of 65 and 74 are TWICE as likely to die in a fire, those between the ages of 75 and 84 are FOUR TIMES as likely to die in a fire, and those over the age of 85 are FIVE TIMES as likely to die in a fire. In 2006, the fire department, in conjunction with the Mt. Lebanon Police Department, developed the senior education program to reach out to Mt. Lebanon’s large senior population, educating them about the dangers of fire and instilling fire safe habits. The fire department portion of the program covers:
- Safe Smoking Habits
- Safe Cooking
- Home Heating
- Smoke Detectors
- Fire Evacuation Procedures
To schedule a Senior Safety Program, contact Mt. Lebanon Fire Department at 412-343-3402.
For more information regarding senior safety, visit Fire Safety for Older Adults.