Fire Department Detector

On March 16, 14-year-old Chris DeCarlo was on hand to receive the first hearing-impaired smoke alarm from the Naperville Fire Department.

This bedside device listens for the high-frequency sound of a smoke alarm, once detected, an extension that goes under the bed will shake, hopefully waking you to then see “fire” flashing in orange on the monitor.

“It’s exciting and it’s very nice, I really hope it works,” said Christopher DeCarlo.

The monitors are usually $165, but citizens have donated some to the Fire Department. So when Chris’ mom, Kim, called to find information on hearing impaired detectors, the Fire Department thought it was a great opportunity to roll out this program.

To help fund this life saving program, call 630-305-5900.

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