Pioneer Square residents may qualify for a free smoke alarm from the fire department. The Seattle Fire Department is providing and installing Gentex strobe smoke alarms that plug into an outlet. There is no cost for the smoke alarm or installation. Seattle residents who are deaf or hard of hearing would be considerably safer with a strobing smoke alarm should they experience a fire at home. A working smoke alarm is known to reduce the risk of dying in a home fire by 50%.
To qualify, a person must be Deaf or Hard of Hearing and live in Seattle. Renters need permission from landlords before they can be installed.
Contact William Mace of the Fire Prevention Division at (206) 386-1337 or email william.mace at seattle.gov. Check the Smoke Alarms webpage for more information.