Fire safety is a subject which has to be drilled into the heads of the people so that they can be aware of the factors that are prone to cause fire and injure them. The people who are the most susceptible and needs to be reminded about the hazards of being careless when it comes to fire safety are the children and the aged.
The aged people are more prone to hazards caused by fire mainly due to age related problems. The first and foremost problem which becomes prominent in old age is the forgetfulness of things. This can lead to many problems, like forgetting about the candle burning or about the fire that was left open in the room and was forgotten to be put off.
The aged may not be able to react as fast they want to because there may be age related problems like immobility or slow movements due to age or medication which can render them helpless when a fire breaks out. They may be people who stay at lonely and isolated locations which may not be able to produce immediate help from outside.
Other reason which contributes to vulnerability to fire hazards is the facts that they use ancient electric equipments which are prone to be dangerous. What ever the case, they need to be aware of the danger they may be in. for this, the best thing to do is to keep notes which would remind them to turn off the source which can be dangerous.
Another help can be done through replacing old appliances with highly safe and simple ones. They can be discouraged from using such things as wooden stoves so that they may be safer from fire hazards. A little bit of care and help can help the aged and save them from fire hazards.