Smoke alarm assistant programs

The Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement program

The Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement (SABRE) program assists seniors and people with a disability who are vulnerable in the case of a fire because they are not able to install and/or maintain their smoke alarms.

Firefighters can visit the residence at an arranged time to install a battery operated smoke alarm or replace existing smoke alarm batteries at no cost. The resident must supply the battery operated smoke alarm or batteries. Firefighters can provide home fire safety advice while visiting premises.

For further information about the program, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=306

Smoke alarms for the deaf and hearing impaired

There are specialised smoke alarms available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These have a strobe light and/or a vibrating pad that can be placed under the pillow which activates when the smoke alarm sounds and can be interconnected with conventional audible alarms in different locations within the home. If one of the alarms senses smoke, all alarms will sound, the strobe will flash and the vibrating pad will vibrate.

For further information about the smoke alarms for the deaf and hearing impaired, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=306