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Posted on: February 1, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Visual Smoke Detectors for Iowa Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizen is Available Immediately

Ray Reynolds and Dan Wood from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Office of
Deaf Services would like to announce to all Iowa Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens
that the State Fire Marshal has received a $40,000.00 grant from State Farm
Insurance to purchase sound/visual smoke alarms and install electric smoke alarms
in the homes of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Iowa. This grant is for all Deaf
and Hard of Hearing in our community and not limited to those households with Deaf
or Hard of Hearing children. They want to make sure your life is easier and will
provide equipment that could save your life!

They will provide Kidde equipment that have both sound and strobe lights to alert
people to fire in their homes. These specialized alarms are more expensive than
regular smoke alarms and we want to make sure we have enough money to cover
as many families as possible.

We cannot guarantee that everyone will receive a smoke detector, but encourage
you not to wait in getting your name on the list of possible recipients. To put your
name on the list, please contact Linda Scott, Office Deaf Services, (515) 281-3164
Voice/TTY or 1-888-221-3724 or e-mail Linda at . Be prepared
to provide Linda with information on how many Deaf or Hard of Hearing people
are in your household, the number of bedrooms in your home, and your contact
information for our database. When the State Fire Marshal’s office is ready to install
the unit(s), you will be contacted to make arrangements to come to your home for

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