Fire safety advice for deaf residents.(News)(Brief article)


Firefighters trained in British Sign Language are giving expert fire safety advice to members of the deaf community in the West Midlands.

They are also able to fit specialist smoke alarms designed to alert residents with hearing problems should a fire ever occur in their home.

Robin Parkes from West Midlands Fire Service's Fire Safety Centre in Aston, said: "We have done a great deal of work with the deaf community to make sure our vital safety messages can be communicated effectively. …

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