BFD Installs Free Bed Shaker Alarms for Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Residents

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Fire officials are urging residents to take advantage of a program this week, installing bed shaker alarms with strobe light detectors for Deaf and hard of hearing residents who may not be woken up by a traditional smoke alarm.

The alarms are designed to pick up on the sound of a smoke alarm, and respond by vibrating the bed and setting off a strobe light.

The program is funded with a $58,000 grant from FEMA.

The fire department is also promoting a program installing free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the homes of low income seniors. That service is available to "1 & 2 family senior homeowners."

To reach out to BFD about either program, email or visit the city's website.

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