Fitting a smoke alarm, replacing the battery and ensuring it is working is a top priority when it comes to home and fire safety, as many homeowners and renters would know.
Those who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing are less likely to be woken or alerted by the sound of an alarm, so flashing lights and vibrating pads are also an available option.
A smoke alarm subsidy scheme is now available to provide these devices at an affordable price, thanks to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) and Deaf Connect.
The scheme is available if you:
- are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing, and
- are a resident of Queensland, and
- have not previously received a smoke alarm under the smoke alarm subsidy scheme.
Watch the video below to find out more information on these devices.
For more information
Visit the Deaf Services Queensland Alarm Subsidy Scheme Website.