Posted on November 1, 2022
Ontario OH - The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. distributed over 660 free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to residents of Richland County aged 60 and older at a Fire Prevention Month Awareness event on Friday, October 28th at Hawkins Corner, located at 2131 Park Avenue West, in Ontario.
The Area Agency on Aging staff, representatives from Richland County fire departments, and The American Red Cross were on-site to provide fire prevention resources and installation information. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire departments in the United States respond to a fire event every 24 seconds. Anyone can experience a fire, but older adults are especially vulnerable.
This event and complimentary smoke and carbon monoxide detectors were funded by the Richland County Senior Services Levy.
The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at 2131 Park Avenue West in Ontario, provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, people with disabilities, their caregivers & resource networks that support individual choice, independence, and dignity.