Free Smoke Alarms and Alert Equipment for Oklahomans with a Disability

Free Smoke Alarms and Alert Equipment for Oklahomans with a Disability

Posted by Alli Hernandez on 05/13/2016

The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to install smoke alarms and alert equipment in the homes of individuals with a disability.* 

Program Features:

  • Installation of smoke alarms and alert equipment in the home
  • Equipment will include a bed shaker and very loud, lowfrequency bedside alert signal; and, in some homes, a strobe light to alert individuals who are deaf in the event of a fire
  • Help with planning a home fire drill
  • Assistance with a home safety survey to prevent fires, burns, falls, and other common home injuries

Who Is Eligible?

Oklahomans of all ages with a documented disability of:

  • deaf
  • hard of hearing
  • blind
  • low vision
  • use of a mobility device

To qualify, applicants must have a professional attest to their disability as part of their completed application.

Download the Flyer & Application!