In response to the Martinsville Fire Department receiving inquiries on where residents can get smoke alarms for the hearing impaired, Fire Chief Terry Anderson is providing three online resources.
“Upon learning the State of Indiana’s program that provided free smoke alarms for hearing impaired individuals was discontinued, I checked with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. I’m pleased to provide the following three resources where alarms can be purchased.
- Harris Communications: http://www.harriscomm.com/equipment/smoke-detectors.html
- Hear World Communications: https://www.hearworldusa.com/alerting-notification- systems
- HearMore: https://www.hearmore.com/categories/17/Carbon-Monoxide- and-Smoke- Detectors.html
“According to the National Fire Protection Association, the risk of dying in home structure fires is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms, so installing alarms truly is a life-saving step we strongly encourage for all Martinsville residents and business owners.
“Our firefighters are available to assist in the installation of smoke alarms or changing batteries for residents, particularly for our senior citizens or those who are physically challenged. All you need to do is call us at 765-342- 2343,” Anderson explained.
For questions or interview requests, contact Chief Anderson at 765-342- 2343.