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Oklahoma State University
Department of Wellness

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FREE Smoke Alarms and Alert Equipment for Oklahomans with Disabilities

Replace Alarms after 10 Years!Don’t wait – check the date.

Age matters when it comes to your smoke alarms. Check the manufacture dates on your smoke alarms today. According to the U.S. Fire Administration you should change all your smoke alarms every 10 Years. If you are an Oklahoman with a disability you may be eligible to have smoke alarms and specialized alert devices installed in your home at no cost to you.

For the sixth consecutive year, 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 specialized alert equipment in the homes of Oklahomans with disabilities.This equipment alerts the consumer and gives them as much time as possible to escape a fire in their home. This year’s grant provides this life saving equipment for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision, or use a mobility device. Trained professional installers from grant partners Oklahoma ABLE Tech and Fire Protection Publications, (both at Oklahoma State University), install the equipment for the consumer by appointment, and provide them valuable fire prevention education to help them be more fire safe in their homes.

These grant partners have a long history of saving lives by installing these smoke alarms and alert devices through their past grants. Direct feedback, from Oklahomans who have received this equipment, has documented 23 “saves” from fire damage with all of the grant projects.

There is no cost to the consumer for the equipment or the installation. Applications and information is available at www.okabletech.org/fire-safety or by calling ABLE Tech (800-257-1705). To qualify, applicants only need to have a professional attest to their disability.

October is Fire Prevention Month and October 7-13 is Fire Prevention Week!
Let's ALL strive to prevent fires!

Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018