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The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) has received a $205,132 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). OkAT is partnering with Oklahoma ABLE Tech and Fire Protection Publications at Oklahoma State University to implement the Solutions 2013 Smoke Alarm Project. The project will accept and approve applications from people who are deaf or hard of hearing; install free smoke alarms that meet the unique needs of these individuals; plan a home fire drill specific to each home; and assist with a home safety survey to prevent fires, burns, falls, and other common home injuries.
People of all ages with a documented hearing impairment (deaf or hard of hearing), who live in the following State of Oklahoma counties: Canadian, Cleveland, Creek, Kay, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, Noble, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington.
To qualify: (1) You must reside in the 16-county service area; (2) Provide proof of your disability; and (3) You must complete and submit an application.
Download and complete your application, and submit to Oklahoma ABLE Tech by mail, fax, or online. You may also call us at (405) 744-9748 or (888) 885-5588 and we will send an application to you.
*This program is available while supplies last.
If you do not meet the qualifications of being deaf or hard of hearing, or you live outside of the 16-county service area, there are resources available to help you personally install the same technology.
(1) First Alert Model – Purchase at your local home improvement store.
(2) Gentex Model 7139 LS- Approx. Value $169 each plus shipping/handling.
Vendor contact: Harris Communication
Phone: (800) 825-6758 (voice) (800) 825-9187 (tyy)
15155 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2277
(3) Lifetone Model HLAC 150- Approx. $149 each plus shipping and 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, the Alternative Financing Program at Oklahoma ABLE Tech can help you structure your financing.