Life-saving freebie: Strobe smoke alarms from Seattle Fire Dept.

Kacy started her e-mail with an attention-grabbing line: “The Seattle Fire Department was here this morning.” She proceeded to clarify … “for a *good* reason.” Which it certainly was. She has a hearing-challenged child, and therefore qualified for a free smoke detector: “For the first time in his life, when my son is in bed without his hearing gear, is now aware that the smoke detector is going off. How cool is that?!” Smoke detectors that are “either strobe lights or shakers,” as Kacy explains it, are available through an SFD program that serves deaf/hard-of-hearing people within the Seattle city limits. Education coordinator Bill Mace invited Kacy to share that info with anyone who might benefit, and she in turn asked us to help spread the word. Contact Bill at 206-386-1337 or – see what the city website says about this program here.

1 Reply to "Life-saving freebie: Strobe smoke alarms from Seattle Fire Dept."

  • Heinz57Mom September 15, 2009 (11:16 am)

    As the mother of a hearing impaired son I’m so thankful you published this and my friend gave me the heads up about it. I just left a messasge for Mr. Mace.

    Thank you for being such a great resource for the community!

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