Groups provide hearing impaired with smoke alarms, fire protection
Grant money available to install specialized equipment
July 12, 2014
STILLWATER, Okla. —Some local organizations have teamed up to provide fire protection equipment for the hearing impaired.
The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation will use grant money to install specialized smoke alarms and other equipment in homes across 24 counties in central Oklahoma.
Individuals of all ages with a documented hearing impairment, who live in the following counties, are eligible to apply to have the equipment installed in their home: Atoka, Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Creek, Hughes, Kay, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, McIntosh, Noble, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.
The foundation partnered with Oklahoma ABLE Tech and Oklahoma State University for the project.
The special equipment also includes strobe lights and a machine that can shake a bed if smoke is detected.
For further information and an application for the free smoke alarms and equipment, contact Oklahoma ABLE Tech at 405-744-9748 or 888-885-5588 or http://www.ok.gov/abletech.