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GOAL: Prevent Falls, Injuries

Posted: January 8, 2013 at 5 a.m.

A loose handrail, a flopping rug, an unsteady step stool can all cause a fall. This month those problems are the target of the Rogers Fire Department which has declared January Fall Injury Prevention Month, said Travis Hollis, battalion chief.

At A Glance

Home Hazard Checklist

• Does furniture block the path through a room?

• Are there cords or wires across the floor?

• Are there throw rugs on the floor or carpet with loose ends?

• Is there clutter such as books, papers or shoes, in the floor or on stairs?

• Are stairs and hallways well lit?

• Are there handrails for stairs and in the tub area?

Source: Staff Report

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