Dallas Fire-Rescue has begun installing smoke detectors for Dallas residents who are hearing impaired. The special smoke detectors are free to Dallas homeowners, but residents must complete an application and provide proof of hearing disability from a medical professional.
Applications are available at:
DEAF Action Center
3115 Crestview Drive, Dallas
Lovers Lane United Methodist
Church, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas
Dallas Fire Rescue’s Fire Prevention Education & Inspection Division
1551 Baylor St., Suite 400, Dallas
Completed applications and doctor evaluations can be faxed to (214) 670-4324, or mailed to:
Dallas-Fire Rescue Department
Fire Prevention Education & Inspection Division
1551 Baylor Street, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75226
Attention: Capt. William Moore
“These innovative monitors come with alarms and a bed-shaker specially designed to alert persons with a hearing impairment that there is a fire,” said Dallas Fire-Rescue Captain William Moore. The devices were purchased through a $25,000 grant from Colemont Insurance Brokers and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. For more information about the program call (214) 670-5529.