Remembering When hosted by Landrum Library

Published 11:37 am Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Operation Hope and Landrum Fire & Rescue partner for a cause 


LANDRUM—On Wednesday May 8, the Landrum Library will host the Remembering When program in conjunction with the support of Operation Hope and the Landrum Fire & Rescue Squad. The Remembering When program is a fire and fall prevention initiative aimed at senior citizens over the age of 65.  

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Recent data collected by the National Fire Protection Association shows that adults over the age of 65 are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the rest of the population. That risk increases to three times that of the general population by age 75 and then to four times that risk by age 85. The Remembering When program is composed of 16 key safety messages, eight focused on fire prevention and eight on fall prevention.  

The Landrum Fire & Rescue Squad along with Operation Hope will be conducted the course focused on educating senior citizens in the community about the potential dangers and ways to protect themselves. The event is free and open to the public with the Fire Department encouraging all of the senior citizens in the community to attend the event. 

The Remembering When course will take place in the meeting room of the Landrum Library on May 8 , from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. 

By Samuel Robinson