The Effects of an Aging Population on Fire Mortality Rates: How to Redefine Success and Refocus CRR
Date & Time
Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Over the next 20 years, the U.S. Census estimates that the proportion of those over the age of 75 will grow by 92 percent. According to the USFA, those over the age of 75 are more than three times as likely to die in a fire. These two facts could combine to create an environment where fire fatalities could begin to grow despite the positive trends we have observed over the past century. How we target our CRR efforts may be our best hope at reducing the fatality rate of older Americans. Through animated visualizations, the presenter will demonstrate to attendees how the problem has changed over the years and where we could be headed.