Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Partners to Offer Smoke Alarms to Hard of Hearing Community

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is proud to announce a partnership with the Helpline Center and the American Red Cross to provide installation of smoke alarms and alert devices to Sioux Falls community members who are deaf or hard of hearing free of charge.

Smoke alarms are the first line of defense when it comes to a fire in your home. Working smoke alarms are now more accessible than ever, and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue urges all community members to make sure devices are not only installed in their homes, but that each device is working properly.

“A report done by the National Fire Protection Agency concluded that almost three out of five home fire deaths were caused by fires in properties with no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that failed to operate,” said Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Inspector Brandon Fey. “Making smoke alarms and bed shakers available that will alert you of a fire if you are deaf or hard of hearing is a priority of SFFR and the American Red Cross, and we look forward to connecting our neighbors with these life-saving resources.”

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue’s mission is to save lives and protect property. By having working smoke alarms, you have a better chance of keeping yourself, your family, and your pets safe, and have a better chance of distinguishing a fire and protecting your home. To request an installation, call the Helpline Center at 211 and ask the operator to add your name to the list. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will be in touch to schedule a time for your alarm installation.

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