Will you wake up if your smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the night after you have removed your hearing aids?
The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation has partnered with Oklahoma ABLE Tech and OSU’s Fire Protection Publications to install free smoke alarms to residents in Logan County who are deaf or hard of hearing since they rely on hearing aids like hearing enhancer and hearing amplifiers.
The Guthrie Fire Department is helping with this cause as well with the distribution program and information.
The equipment would could cost $300.00 to $450.00, but through Fire Safety Solutions 2011 the equipment is free for those who apply.
Along with Logan County, the service is being offered to residents in Canadian, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Cleveland, Pottawatomie, Payne, Creek, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tulsa, Pawnee, Osage, Rogers and Washington.
Individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing can go to the ABLE Tech website at: http://www.ok.gov/abletech/ where they can link to the downloadable PDF version of the application at: http://www.ok.gov/abletech/documents/application_sa_program.pdf which can be sent via mail or fax to ABLE Tech or they can apply online.
The direct link to that information can be found at: http://www.ok.gov/abletech/fire_safety_index_copy_with_online_form.html
For more Solutions 2011 Smoke Alarm Project information and an application for free smoke alarms and alert equipment, please contact Oklahoma ABLE Tech at (405) 744-9748 or 1-888-885-5588.