Smoke alarm assistance
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