The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) receives grants 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 with a documented disability including people who are:
- hard of hearing
- low vision
- use of a mobility device
OkAT partners with Oklahoma ABLE Tech and Fire Protection Publications, at Oklahoma State University to offer this free program to Oklahomans.
- Installation of smoke alarms and alert equipment in the home
- Equipment that meets the needs of people with disabilities includes a bed shaker and very loud, low-frequency bedside alert. In homes, of people who are deaf, a strobe light alert is installed
- Help with planning a home fire drill
- Assistance with a home safety survey to prevent fires, burns, falls, and other common home injuries
We would encourage you to apply now for your free smoke alarms – however, due to lack of funding, we will have to put your application on a waiting list. Once funds become available, we will contact you to schedule your installation. We have applied for a new grant and hope to know if we will be awarded in the next few months. We will hold your application and upon FEMA’s announcement for new grant funds we will be ready to serve you as soon as possible.
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.
To qualify, applicants must have a professional attest to their disability as part of their completed application.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405.744.9748 or 800.257.1705 (V/TTY)
Note: Program available while supplies last.
What equipment is used in your installation?
Universal Smoke Alarm - dual sensor, sealed long-life battery smoke alarm (ETL listed).
Lifetone - a bedside alert device that listens for the smoke alarms. The alert sits on the bedside of the sleeping person. It is plugged into an electrical outlet and has battery back-up for power outages. When it hears a smoke alarm, the alert system shows "FIRE," and emits a loud, low (baritone) T-3 sound, and says "FIRE! GET OUT!" in English and Spanish. It has a bed shaker that is placed under the mattress that shakes the bed to wake people up.
Gentex - a smoke alarm that has a 177 candela strobe in addition to its audio signal for people who are deaf. It is plugged into an electrical outlet. This smoke alarm is used as a visual alert when the consumer is up and about and not in bed.