LAKELAND, FL – (April 18, 2016) The Hearing Loss Association – Lakeland Chapter extends an invitation to Join us Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801. Our meetings are in Multipurpose Room A. To learn more about the Lakeland HLAA Chapter meetings, visit our website at www.hla-lakeland.org.
Fire Safety for those with Hearing Loss
Available escape times from American homes have been dramatically reduced in the last thirty years. New evidence cited by the National Bureau of Standards and the Department of Homeland Security shows that energy-efficient airtight homes and new hotter and faster burning materials in home furnishings cause more rapid consumption of oxygen. What to do about it.
Smoke inhalation is not the leading cause of fatalities. It’s asphyxiation, which is included in the term, “smoke inhalation.” How this knowledge can save your life.
Many, if not most, fire extinguishers in homes are not rated to extinguish burning paper, wood, furniture, rubber, or any other object on fire. They’re for burning liquids and electrical fires, and should be used in cars and boats. Many consumers don’t know the labeling codes and purchase the wrong extinguisher.
Many smoke alarms may not detect a house full of smoke, even though they may alarm from normal cooking. How to fix the problem.
Learn about these topics and more from Lyndon Smith. Mr. Smith introduced this educational program for seniors in 1983, and he and his staff of retired fire chiefs and fire marshals have kept the program current in accordance with changes in public standards and fire detection technology.
Mr. Smith is a graduate of Yale University. He is a former US Army National Guard officer. He is the retired President of the Firewatch Corporation, and will share with us a thirty-year legacy in residential fire safety.