The Draper City Fire Department installed special fire alarms in the Grossinger family’s home that will visually flash to alert family members who are deaf or hard of hearing if there is smoke detected in the home. The Grossinger family in Draper have two parents, Mark and Brooke, daughter Maliki (8) who are deaf, and young son Ashton (6) who is hearing. The parents and their daughter would not be able to hear their current fire alarms if they went off since they only make noise and not flash lights to alert them.
The Draper City Fire Department first met the family who had requested wildland mitigation around their house. As crews helped with that project, they noticed the family’s house needed an updated alert system. The fire department reached out to its partners including, Honeywell to donate the fire alarms, and Certified Fire and Security to install them and check on the fire sprinklers.
This service project is part of the National Fire Prevention Week celebrated from October 4-10, and this year’s theme is “Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” Kitchen fires are the number one cause of home fires in the United States, and the Draper City Fire Department wants to ensure residents are doing what they need to stay safe in the kitchen and entire home. Making Grossinger family’s home safe is an example of what residents need to do to protect their lives and homes from fire.