The C-Shift at Portland Fire Department (PFD) Station 1 was able to help a family get SafeAwake alarms for their home when firemen answered a medical call and discovered the residents of the home were hearing impaired.
The firemen became aware that the residents had no way of being alerted, if a fire were to occur in their home.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted and SafeAwake alarms were made available to the PFD. The firemen installed four SafeAwake alarms in the home on July 28.
The devices will alert sleeping residents who are deaf or hard of hearing by a vibration and light, when a smoke alarm sounds.
According to Assistant Chief Shaun Tyson, the unidentified family was grateful for the new alarms, provided by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s office.