Deaf Awareness Month: How are Deaf People Alerted to a Fire if They can’t Hear the Smoke Alarm?

On average 7 people die in home fires per day in the US. Most of those are due to a smoke detector that isn’t plugged in or doesn’t have batteries. But, what do you do if you can’t hear your smoke detector? What if you are deaf, or have hearing loss that makes the nighttime completely silent for you?

Not hearing the smoke or CO detector, can be a life-threatening situation -How are deaf people alerted?
A flashing strobe light in their room, and bed shaker that shakes the bed. … More Deaf Awareness Month: How are Deaf People Alerted to a Fire if They can’t Hear the Smoke Alarm?