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People at risk

When assessing fire risk, it is important to identify vulnerable groups or individuals. This could include children, the elderly or those with a disability.

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  • Older adults At age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large.
  • People with disabilities Ensure that people with disabilities are included in safety planning.
  • Rural fire safety The fire death rate of rural communities is roughly twice the rate of the rest of the United States.
  • Urban fire safety Intentional fires or arson fires are highest in large cities.