News from DAC NW

Emergency Preparedness

A disaster or emergency that can directly affect your daily life can happen at any time, sometimes without warning. Thankfully, there are things you can do to be prepared, respond safely and help speed your recovery. DAC NW in Post Falls will be presenting free workshops to seniors to help them know what to do before, during and after a disaster or emergency. For residents of senior living facilities, we will be hosting several fire safety trainings to equip people with some basic knowledge on preventing and dealing with fires.

Did you know that at age 65 and older, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires? “This workshop includes steps for preventing fires by removing hazards in the home and car,” said Sherri Boelter, Independent Living Advocate in Post Falls office. “And making sure you can open all doors and windows easily to escape a fire in your home.” Steps for this include clearing all clutter that may block your escape route or make you trip or fall. Other tips include proper use and maintenance of fire extinguishers, wearing tight fitting sleeves when cooking, preparing a “go bag” in case you have to evacuate, and what to do following an emergency.

The DAC Post Falls office plans to take this workshop into more rural areas where they might have difficulty attending events on safety and emergency preparedness.


505 North Main Street
Moscow ID 83843
(208) 883-0523 VOICE-TDD
(208) 883-0524 FAX
(800) 475-0070

330 5th Street
Lewiston ID 83501
(208) 746-9033 VOICE-TDD
(208) 746-1004 FAX
(888) 746-9033

3726 E Mullan Ave
Post Falls ID 83854
(208) 457-3891 VOICE-TDD
(208) 457-3893 FAX