Free Program on Home Oxygen Safety

The Home Care Alliance and Brockton VNA, in cooperation with the Department of Fire Services (DFS), will be holding a free program on Home Oxygen Fire Safety.

The event will be May 5 at the Brockton VNA.

With shorter hospital stays and an aging population, home oxygen use is increasing. There are also an increasing number of burns, fires and fire deaths from improper home oxygen use.

The presentation by Jennifer Mieth, Public Education Manager for DFS will describe the fire problem, teach about the special fire risks associated with home oxygen use to patients, families, care-givers (such as visiting nurses, respiratory therapists, etc.), neighbors, firefighters and EMTs. It will review new educational tools available as part of an awareness campaign. It will cover the tension between private health issues (smoking) and public safety threats (causing fires and explosions) and how getting people to change their smoking behavior can also lead to the pre-contemplation step of quitting.

CEU’s will be offered and for more information, visit the HCA Calendar of Events.

Anyone wishing to attend should contact Amy Cameron Bennett at the Brockton VNA to register prior to the event at 508-894-5263 or via email at

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