Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release

Free Visual Fire Alarms Available For Citizens Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing

December6, 2012-- The Houston Fire Department (HFD) is offering free visual smoke detectors for citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and reside in the Greater Houston Metropolitan area.The alarms can be installed at homes by HFD or they bepicked up, byappointment, at the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray, Suite 180, Houston, TX 77019.

To request an alarm, contact MOPD at 713.284.1990 or, or call the Houston Fire Department at 281.936.0770.  Distribution of the free alarms will continue while supplies last.

This initiative is sponsored by the Houston Fire Department, the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, a divisionof the Department of Neighborhoods, FEMA and community partners.

For more information about programs and services offered by the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, visit