Portland Fire & Rescue received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration to install specialized smoke alarms in the homes of people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
This program is purely voluntary and is offered to people with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, specifically those deaf or hard of hearing. This program is only for persons living in the City of Portland.
There are a limited number of these specialized smoke alarms available and will be provided on a first come, first served basis given in order to those qualified individuals who submit an application with all appropriate paperwork. Special installation priority may be given to people with multiple risk factors.