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Seniors fire safety

Seniors are the most vulnerable to fire injury and death. The precautions on this page are additional tips that specifically apply to senior citizens and older adults.

Warning Warning: Smoking and space heaters are the most common causes of injuries and fire deaths among seniors.

Find out more about fire and life safety

Vancouver Fire Rescue Services teach fire and life safety courses where you can learn valuable life and safety skills, and gain hands on fire extinguishing experience. Register yourself, or arrange for us to teach your group to prevent fires in your home, business, school, and other private and public places.

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Safety tips for seniors

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Programs and support for seniors


Council and staff collaborate with the community and all levels of government to help keep seniors active, engaged, and connected to the services they need.

Find seniors programs

Contact Fire Prevention

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

600 - 575 W 8th Ave
Vancouver BC, V5Z 0C4