Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Fire Safety Tips for Murrieta Hot Springs?
Smoke alarms save lives. But those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing cannot depend on the sound of the regular alarm to alert them to a fire. Our team in Murrieta offers these safety tips for Murrieta Hot Springs residents from the National Fire Protection Association:
- Smoke alarms are available for people who are deaf (those with profound hearing loss). These alarms use strobe lights to wake the person. Vibration notification appliances, such as pillow or bed shakers, are required and are currently activated by the sound of a smoke alarm.
- Older adults or people who are hard of hearing (those with mild to severe hearing loss) can use a device that emits a mixed, low-pitched sound. In its current form, this device activates by the sound of a traditional smoke alarm.
- Always choose equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory
- Make sure everyone in your home understands and reacts to the signal (light, vibration, or sound) used in their situation
- Test smoke alarms monthly. Replace smoke alarms and equipment for people who are deaf or hard of hearing according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
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When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business has fire damage, our local team in Murrieta can help. Call us today at 951-894-4392.
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