Message from the Chief – People with Disabilities

April 14, 2023

The Fire Chief would like to share some Safety Tips regarding Home Safety for People with Disabilities.

There’s no place like home.   It is a place to relax, share laughs with family, and enjoy home cooked meals.  But did you know that the majority of fire deaths occur in the home?  Help everyone in the home stay safe from fire.

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 

  • Smoke alarms and alert devices are available for people who are deaf or hard or hearing. 
  • Strobe lights flash when the smoke alarm sounds. The lights warn people of a possible fire. 
  • When people who are deaf are asleep, a pillow or bed shaker can wake them so they can escape. 
  • When people who are hard of hearing are asleep, a loud, mixed, low-pitched sound alert device can wake them. A pillow or bed shaker may be helpful. These devices are triggered by the sound of the smoke alarm.

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