For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. April 24, 2014. The Washoe County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) will team up in the last of a series of grant-funded events to help protect residents who are deaf or hard of hearing with a Fire Safety and Preparedness Open House April 28.
The event will provide free strobe alarms and vibrating alert smoke detectors to residents Monday, April 28, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC) in Reno.
“The purpose of this project is to protect our children by promoting general education and awareness for Washoe County’s special needs populations, specifically the deaf and hard of hearing,” said Washoe County Emergency Manager Aaron Kenneston. “This is a regionwide project in cooperation with TMFPD and other fire agencies, including North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Reno Fire Department, Red Rock Volunteer Fire Department, Sparks Fire Department and the Gerlach Volunteer Fire Department.”
Kenneston added TMFPD and the other fire agencies will install these special alarms for free in their districts. To receive more information on free strobe alarms and vibrating alert smoke detectors call (775) 337-5898.
WHAT: Washoe County Fire Safety and Preparedness Open House with free strobe alarms and vibrating alert smoke detectors for children and their families who are deaf or hard of hearing
WHERE: Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd., Reno
WHEN: Monday, April 28, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.