Free Smoke Alarms Still Available For People Who Are Deaf

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By Maureen Mespell

Free Smoke Alarms Still Available For People Who Are Deaf

January 11, 2011 Updated Jan 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM ESTFORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – The Indiana State Fire Marshall’s Office still has nearly 500 smoke alarms for lower income Hoosiers who are deaf or hearing impaired.

“Since the program was first announced, we have identified families and individuals to receive roughly…

700 of these smoke alarms,” said Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. “Applications are moving along, but we need help to spread the word in every Hoosier community. If you are deaf or hearing impaired or have a family member who is deaf or hearing impaired, go online and apply for a free smoke alarm. If you know of an individual who is deaf or hearing impaired in your neighborhood, workplace, community or elsewhere, encourage them to apply as well. Our primary objective is to get these alarms into the hands of Hoosiers who need them most.”

The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office received a $300,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant that was used to purchase 1200 alarms in October.

The smoke alarms will be in stalled in homes by local fire departments free of charge to recipients. The alarms consist of a strobe light and a bed shaker that will awaken a hearing impaired individual, or will see the strobe light while awake.

Individuals who are interested in receiving one of these smoke detectors, and who cannot afford to purchase one on their own, should apply online at by clicking on “Application for Smoke Alarms.”

5 Comments to Free Smoke Alarms Still Available For People Who Are Deaf

  1. Lee
    January 12, 2011 at 3:52 PM | Permalink

    I need a smoke alarm in my new apartment…..The lease office should order a new smoke alarm soon….Can you contact to the lease about the smoke alarm? The apartment name is Prairie Lakes. Prairie Lakes
    14260 Bald Eagle Dr
    Noblesville, IN 46060

    Please you feel free to contact me anytime. Thanks


  2. carla shirels
    January 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM | Permalink

    i have been waiting for a such long time for smoke alarm… so please let me know if i will ever get smoke alarm… thanks

  3. cletus schlomer
    January 12, 2011 at 7:28 PM | Permalink

    how can I get one of those smoke alarms? I sent a letter to the local fire dept but got no reply or contact. do I need to contact the FORT WAYNE fire dept. and not the local indy fire dept?

  4. natalie levy
    January 14, 2011 at 4:21 PM | Permalink

    hi this is natalie levy i need this so badly and let me know this . hear from you then

    January 14, 2011 at 8:53 PM | Permalink

    I, Mary Ann would like to have a smoke alarm who lives in Deal, new jersey 07723. I have a hearing lost since 1952, went to NJSD/MKSD, 1952-1967
    Thank you

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