Alert and Aware
Please Note: This program has been discontinued due to lack of funding for the program.
Currently, there are a small number of fire alerts remaining in the Alert and Aware program. Remaining fire alerts will be granted to qualifying applicants on a first come-first served basis, based on the date complete applications are submitted.
Alert and Aware
Provincial Fire Alert Program for the Hard of Hearing
Fire detectors are important for safety. For those who are hard of hearing or late deafened, traditional home fire detectors are not reliable because it can be challenging to hear the alarm (loudness OR pitch).
The Fire alerts available through the Alert and Aware Program warn of smoke and fire using other senses, including vision (flashing light), touch (vibration) and a sound that is proven to be easier to hear.
What Is Provided To Successful Applicants?
Successful applicants will receive a Kidde smoke detector, and a Lifetone HL Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock – proven to be most effective for awakening people in an emergency. This device includes:
- Loud (> 85 dBA) 520 Hz alarm sound
- Baritone voice announcing “FIRE! GET OUT!”
- Powerful bed shaker vibration
- Bright orange screen flashing “FIRE”
“The Lifetone HL Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock “listens” for the distinct sound of your home smoke alarm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (and is smart enough to ignore other high frequency sounds). When it detects your smoke alarm, it immediately begins broadcasting three different alert signals to give you the best possible chance of waking up quickly.
How To Apply For The Alert and Aware Program
The CHHA-NL Alert and Aware Program is available to provide or assist with the cost (for qualifying applicants) of a bedroom fire alert system. The amount of funding available for bedroom fire alerts is dependent on need, household income, funding availability and other qualifying criteria.
Qualifying Criteria for the Alert and Aware Program:
- Resident of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Submission of a complete application with all supporting documents
- Documented proof of hearing loss
- Proof of household net income (most recent Notice of Assessment(s) issued by Canada Revenue Agency)
Complete and submit this application (including all supporting documents) to CHHA-NL via:
Fax: (709) 753-5640
Address (mail or drop off): 1081 Topsail Rd, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 5G1
Need More Information?
To request a paper copy of the application form, or for more information on this program, please contact the CHHA-NL office.
Text Message (SMS): (709) 725-3224
Mail: 1081 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 5G1