March 31, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Fire Department to receive six hearing impaired smoke alarms

The Springfield Fire Department will soon be able to install six hearing impaired smoke alarms in area homes, thanks to the Code 3 Sertoma Club and Champion Safety. The Springfield Fire Department will receive 3 alarms from Code 3 Sertoma through a Community Foundation of the Ozarks grant. The alarms will be matched with 3 more alarms provided by the vendor, Champion Safety. The hearing impaired smoke alarms are louder than traditional smoke alarms and have a strobe light to help alert hearing impaired residents.

The alarms will be given to Springfield Fire Chief David Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 31st. The presentation will take place at Fire Department Headquarters located in Old City Hall at 830 Boonville Ave. Media are welcome to attend.

As a reminder, the Springfield Fire Department still has around 50 hearing impaired smoke alarms available for eligible residents. The Department received 100 alarms through a federal grant last year.

For more information, contact Fire and Life Safety Educator Cara Erwin at 417-864-1500 or cerwin@springfieldmo.gov.

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Springfield Fire Department

830 Boonville Ave., P.O. Box 8368, Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1500 • FAX: 417-864-1505 • springfieldmo.gov/fire