A program established by the state fire marshall’s office in Ohio should provide more fire protection for families with loved-ones that are hearing impaired. The Napoleon Fire Department is joining with the state agency to provide that protection, says fire chief Bob Bennett. It features a receiver that hears the fire alarm in the home, and then kicks-in a vibration system to alert the hearing impaired person. Flashing lights also alert residents when they are awake.
Each unit costs about $175; but they are being offered free for local families in the area that have someone hearing-impaired. Families that meet the income guideline should contact the Napoleon Fire Department.