Originally Posted By: gjohnson
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Today in Frederick, MD
Dan Frend and I made a presentation of 6 Smoke alarms. These are alarms are very different then you normal alarm because they are designed for the hearing impaired. As everyone is aware most smoke alarms when they go off are in the hallway and just have an audible beep. The alarms for hearing impaired people are set with a strob light that is bright enough to see even when sleeping or with your eyes closed.
At the presentation today we were introced to a guy that has Four deaf people living in his house and only one alarm. So at the presentation The Foundation made an offering of three more to him to assist the other people in his house.
I would like to thank all the people that were there. This was put on in conjunction with FEMA, and the MD State Fire Administration. While this particular event was done on a local level. The Foundation is only about two weeks into preparing a program we are calling "The NACHI Safe House Campaign". Look for more to come soon. Basically this will entail all aspects of making a house safe from Fire to Poison.
Also we were told at the conference that NACHI and The NACHI Foundation are the first National Organizations to help with this program. We look forward to a long partnership with all involved.
P.S. A special thanks to Dan Frend who did most of the work and put all this together. Dan I know I skipped somethings so please feel free to eleborate.