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The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to install smoke alarms and alert equipment in the homes of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. OkAT partners with Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Fire Protection Publications, and Fire Service Training at Oklahoma State University to offer this free program to Oklahomans.
News Channel 6 interviews smoke alarm program recipient:
Individuals of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing and who reside in Oklahoma.
To qualify, applicants must provide proof of disability along with their completed application.
You may submit your application online or download and send to Oklahoma ABLE Tech by mail, fax, or email. You may also call us and we will send an application to you.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405.744.9748 or 888.885.5588 (V/TTY)
Note: Program available while supplies last.
If you do not meet the qualifications of being deaf or hard of hearing, there are resources available to help you personally install the same technology.
First Alert Model – Purchase at your local home improvement store.
Gentex Model 7139 LS (Approx. Value $169 each plus shipping/handling)
Vendor contact: Harris Communication
Phone: (800) 825-6758 (voice) or (800) 825-9187 (tyy)
15155 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2277
Lifetone Model HLAC 150 (Approx. $149 each plus shipping/handling)
Vendor contact: Lifetone Technology
Phone: (800) 648-7923
800 Research Parkway, Suite 339, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
The total cost of installing your own smoke alarm could range between $350 and $400 for the equipment, if you do not qualify for the free installment. If you cannot afford the cost upfront Oklahoma ABLE Tech's Direct Loan can help you structure your financing.
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