The Fishers Fire Dept. still has a limited number of Lifetone HL bedside fire alarms available for Fishers residents who are hard of hearing.
These devices “listen” for the sound of a normal smoke alarm. When they “hear” a smoke alarm sounding, they activate a bed shaker and a loud, low-pitched audible alarm. These units give an added layer of protection for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
In June, the FFD received a $5,100 grant from the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company to purchase 75 smoke alarms, to be presented to needy residents at no cost. The grant is part of a nationwide philanthropic program funded by the company. As part of the program, Fireman’s Fund employees were able to nominate a fire department for a grant. The FFD was nominated by Fishers resident Jim Bradley.
For more information about the program, or to apply to receive a Lifetone HL bedside fire alarm, visit www.fishers.in.us/fire or call 595-3200.
By Jordan Fischer