Seniors Aware of Fire Education- Medical Oxygen

This month, we will focus on those of you who benefit from medical oxygen in your home. Here are a few safety ideas for you to live with:

  • A patient on oxygen should not smoke.
  • No one should smoke in a home in which oxygen is being used.
  • Keep oxygen cylinders at least five (5) feet from a heat source, open flames or electrical devices.
  • Keep body oil, hand lotion, and items containing oil and grease away from areas in which oxygen is being used.
  • Something to remember: when medical oxygen is used in the home, the amount of oxygen in the air, furniture, clothing, hair, and bedding can increase, making it much easier for a fire to start and spread.

    Stay SAFE at home!

--Worth Noyes, SAFE Educator, Williamsburg & Cummington Fire Departments

The Senior SAFE program is sponsored by many of your fire departments and the

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.