Free Smoke Alarms and Alert Equipment

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The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) receives grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to install smoke alarms and alert equipment in the homes of individuals with a documented disability including people who are:

  • deaf
  • hard of hearing
  • blind
  • low vision
  • use of a mobility device

OkAT partners with Oklahoma ABLE Tech and Fire Protection Publications at Oklahoma State University to offer this free program to Oklahomans.

Program Features:

  • Installation of smoke alarms and alert equipment in the home
  • Equipment that meets the needs of people with disabilities includes a bed shaker and very loud, low-frequency bedside alert. In homes of people who are deaf, a strobe light alert is installed.
  • Help with planning a home fire drill
  • Assistance with a home safety survey to prevent fires, burns, falls, and other common home injuries

Product Recall due to manufacturer defect on Lifetone alert devices with the bed shaker. If your Lifetone does not have a digital display, Lifetone Technologies will replace at no cost to you. Lifetone will replace any model that falls within a specific serial number range. For complete details of the recall please go to: https://lifetonesafety.com/product-safety/ or call Lifetone Technologies at: 800-648-7923.

News Channel 6 interviews smoke alarm program recipient:
Note! This broadcast was produced when the smoke alarm program was beginning and, at the end of the video, the comment is made that there are only 2 more months to qualify. This is in error - the program is still going strong!

NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |


How Do You Apply?

To qualify, applicants must have a professional attest to their disability as part of their completed application.

You may submit your application online or download and send to Oklahoma ABLE Tech by mail, fax, or email. You may also call us and we will send an application to you.

Download and complete this application
The application will automatically download to your computer

Apply and submit your application online

Oklahoma ABLE Tech
1514 W. Hall of Fame | Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 800.257.1705 (v/tty) | 405.252.1012
Fax: 405.744.2487
Email: abletech@okstate.edu

Note: Program available while supplies last.

What equipment is used in your installation?

Universal Smoke Alarm - dual sensor, sealed long-life battery smoke alarm (ETL listed).
Lifetone Alert Device

Lifetone Bedside Alert DeviceLifetone - a bedside alert device that listens for the smoke alarms. The alert sits on the bedside of the sleeping person. It is plugged into an electrical outlet and has battery back-up for power outages. When it hears a smoke alarm, the alert system shows "FIRE," and emits a loud, low (baritone) T-3 sound, and says "FIRE! GET OUT!" in English and Spanish. It has a bed shaker that is placed under the mattress that shakes the bed to wake people up.

Gentex - a smoke alarm that has a 177 candela strobe in addition to its audio signal for people who are deaf. It is plugged into an electrical outlet. This smoke alarm is used as a visual alert when the consumer is up and about and not in bed.

NOTE! If you do not meet the qualifications of being deaf or hard of hearing, there are resources available to help you personally install the technology shown above.