Smoke Alarm Project
"I haven't had to use it yet, but it gives me peace of mind. If the sirens and flashing lights don't wake me up, the Vibrapad will alert me of fire." - Maria Page, Specialised Smoke Alarm Client
Smoke alarms simply save lives
Home fire safety is a vital issue for us all – and we should all have adequate smoke alarms and a fire escape plan.
The majority of home fire fatalities occur during the night because there is inadequate warning to the sleeping occupant. A smoke alarm can provide an early warning - giving people a better chance to get out.
Help for people who are deaf or hearing impaired
The South Australian Government is providing help for people who are deaf or have a profound hearing loss and cannot hear a standard smoke alarm. They have recognised the additional costs associated with specialised equipment and, where applicable, are providing funding to assist.
A system to suit your needs
The smoke alarm system from Brooks Australia features a combination of audible, visual and tactile alerts, designed to alert occupants with hearing loss in the event of a fire.
Cost & Eligibility Criteria
People who are eligible for this scheme will receive one specialised smoke alarm system per household at no cost including supply and installation. If required, people are welcome to purchase extra smoke alarms for other rooms.
Guide Dogs SA has limited funding for the Smoke Alarm Project, entitling those of any age:
with profound hearing loss or deafness;
who are living in their own home or private rental;
with a Health Care Card or proof of other low income criteria;
and, not eligible for any other smoke alarm provision project, including Housing SA.