Deafness Support Network - Specialist Smoke Alarms


Smoke alarms for deaf and hard of hearing people

It is vital that people who are deaf or hard of hearing have the right smoke alarms in their home to protect them and give them that valuable time to escape from a house fire.

Conventional smoke alarms work by emitting a loud noise when smoke is detected, providing the vital early warning of fire, and therefore aiding escape. People who are deaf or hard of hearing need additional ways of making them aware the alarm has been activated, including vibrating pads and flashing strobe lights.

Deaf people need to place a vibrating pad under their mattress or pillow at night. If smoke is detected, the alarm will sound and set off the pad to assist in waking them.

Smoke alarms for people who are deaf or hard of hearing

Book a home fire safety check

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service does not charge for Home Fire Safety Checks or any of the detection equipment fitted. 

During a Home Fire Safety Check we can advise you on planning an escape route, positioning alarms and, of course, ensure that the correct working smoke alarm is fitted. We are here to help make sure your home is as fire safe as possible.

Residents who are deaf or hard of hearing can book a home safety check by texting 'HSA' and your name and address to 07624 808300. 

For further information the Deafness Support Network is also a valuable resource for service users throughout Cheshire.

Service Details

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service
Service Type:
Equipment and Adaptations

This page was last updated on 20 August 2018

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This page was last updated on 20 August 2018

Contact Details

Contact Name:
Deaf Persons Fire Safety Support Worker Melanie Pitt
Deaf Support Network, 144 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW5 5HH
0800 389 0053.
01606 49456
Contact Name:
Deafness Support Network
01606 47831