Fall and winter bring cold weather and, with it, a greater risk of house fires. The American Red Cross says home fires peak in December and January, which means it's not too late to brush up on fire prevention and safety. Fire safety is especially important for older adults, because people over 65 are injured or killed by fires at twice the rate of younger people, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Go to https://www.senioradvisor.com/blog/2016/01/fire-safety-for-seniors/ for a list of fire safety tips based on recommendations from the NFPA, the US Fire Administration, and Electrical Safety Foundation International that you can use now to keep yourself and your loved ones safer during peak fire season.