FREE Smoke Alarms for Seniors
Did you know that having a working smoke alarm in your residence decreases your chances of dying in a house fire by 50% percent? Yet, thousands of seniors throughout San Diego County live in homes without a working smoke alarm.
Throughout the year, the Burn Institute, community volunteers and members of the fire service take part in a collaborative effort to install FREE lifesaving smoke alarms for qualified seniors in San Diego County.
To qualify for the Burn Institute’s Senior Smoke Alarm Program, seniors must be 62 years or older, own their own home and live within San Diego County.
National safety statistics confirm that adults 65 and older are two times more likely to die in a house fire than any other segment of the population — and for those older than 75, the risk nearly quadruples. One way that seniors can improve their chances of escaping a home fire is to make sure they have a working smoke alarm.
The Burn Institute’s Senior Smoke Alarm Program is available to seniors year-round. Installations are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.