Cincinnati Fire Department receives grant for smoke alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing

The Cincinnati Fire Department has been awarded a grant that will help provide special smoke detectors for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.

CFD has been awarded a $13,200 Fire Prevention and Safety grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The grant will be used to enhance the 2011 Safe Summer Nights Program and supply carbon monoxide alarms to residents who need them.

The CFD is also working with Hearing Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati for a Special Safety Campaign for people who need special smoke alarms.

"The Cincinnati Fire Department is pleased to partner with the Hearing Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati," said Fire Chief Richard Braun. "This type of resourceful collaboration adds value to the service we provide all residents, which is critical to our mission."

A special Fire Safety Workshop for members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community will be hosted by the CFD sometime in August.

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