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How to Obtain a Smoke Detector
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It's a fact. Smoke Detectors Save Lives. Most fatalities of structure fires are caused from the by product of the fire which is smoke. Fire District #1 is dedicated to ensuring that NO ONE go without a smoke detector in their home. There are programs available to those in need who cannot afford a smoke detector. If you fall into that category, or know someone who does, please contact us. We will make every effort to obtain a smoke detector for you, and if necessary we'll even make arrangements to install it for you.

How to Obtain a Smoke Detector for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing:
Johnson County Fire District #1 does not have a program for this at this time. However, if you need a smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector or weather alert devices, please visit Harris Communications on the Internet. They cater especially to the deaf and hard of hearing.

Smoke Detectors for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing for Residents Living in Olathe, Kansas:
Free special smoke alarms, including installation by a licensed electrician, for deaf and hard of hearing Olathe homes that need them!

The Olathe Fire Department's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Smoke Alarm Program is designed to provide special, dual-purpose smoke alarms to those who are deaf or hard of hearing and could not otherwise afford the elevated costs associated with these special smoke alarms.

If an applicant is selected to participate in the program, these smoke alarms will be installed in the sleeping areas of those who are deaf or hard of hearing and one on every level of the home including basements. Smoke alarm protection in any other area of the home is the responsibility of the homeowner or landlord pursuant to the 2000 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and any other applicable code or nationally recognized standard.

An award obtained through the Federal Emergency Management Association's (FEMA) "Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program" or FIRE ACT 2001 funds the program.

For more information or to obtain an application packet contact:
City of Olathe's Community and Neighborhood Services Office
200 W. Santa Fe, Olathe, Kansas 66061
Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
913-971-6490 (voice)
913-971-6651 (TTY)

THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO HAVE A SMOKE DETECTOR!