HFD giving away special smoke detectors for deaf

September 25, 2012 7:06:51 PM PDT
Houstonians who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can get free, special smoke detectors from the city.

The Houston Fire Department received a $168,000 grant to buy and install 2,000 visual smoke alarms.

State law requires apartment owners and managers to provide for the visual smoke alarms, and they must be installed in the bedroom where the person with the hearing impairment sleeps, she said. The city's grant program will be very helpful in getting them into more residents hands, she said.

To register for one of these alarms, visit the Houston Apartment Association's website.