The Libertyville Fire Department is currently teaching a program called Remembering When. Remembering When is a fall and fire prevention program geared towards older adults. 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.
This program teaches older adults to protect themselves from fires and falls through trivia quizzes, humor, and nostalgic interactive games. The focus is fun, but the safety messages are serious. Presentations are followed up by a home visit, which includes a safety check and installation of smoke alarms and night lights.
Remembering When is designed to prevent injuries among these older adults and help them live safely at home for as long as possible. To schedule a presentation, please contact our Fire Prevention Bureau at (847) 362-5664.