Escape Planning for Senior Couple (image) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Share Print E-Mail Caption A firefighter helps an elderly couple plan for their escape from a home fire. A new NIST study suggests that seniors are more likely to die in residential fires and that fire safety measures should address their age-related vulnerability. Credit US Fire Administration Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.