BREAKING NEWS DOC Suspends Visitation and Volunteering at Louisiana's State-Run Prisons Over Covid-19 Concerns Full Story

Smoke Alarm Program Extended Another Year

Program Targets Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Residents of Lafayette Parish

Posted: Oct 30, 2020 12:39 PM

The Lafayette Consolidated Government program that offers free deaf and hard-of-hearing smoke alarms to Lafayette Parish residents is being extended until September 2021. Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) Department of Community Development secured a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant last year which provides the Lafayette Fire Department (LFD) with specialized smoke alarms to protect those vulnerable to a fire or escaping a fire.

Firefighters will install, in a resident’s home, smoke alarms equipped with movement, flashing lights and low-frequency sound to signal danger. LFD Public Information Officer Alton Trahan, said these smoke alarms can save lives. “Everyone should have a working smoke alarm, but it is also important to have a working smoke alarm that works for you. Occupants have as little as two minutes to escape home fires. This program gives Lafayette Parish citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing the opportunity to get the protection they need at no cost to them.” The program only requires applicants to be a resident of Lafayette Parish and documentation of deafness or hearing loss.

To apply for a free smoke alarm: 1. Submit an online application here or Complete the application found at your local fire department and send to the Lafayette Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division by mail, fax or email.
2. Provide deafness or hearing loss documentation (proof of disability may include a letter from a doctor, therapist, case manager or other medical provider, or a copy of your driver’s license stating the disability.)
3. Return the application to Lafayette Fire Prevention Department
Visit: https://old.lafayettela.gov/FireDepartment/Pages/FSS for program information.

Lafayette Fire Prevention Division Contact Information:
2100 Jefferson St., Bldg. B Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone (337)291-8704
Fax (337) 291-5531 Email: FireSafety@lafayettela.go

Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
93° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 76°
Feels Like: 102°
New Iberia
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 106°
Ville Platte
Partly Cloudy
93° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 76°
Feels Like: 105°
Abbeville
Partly Cloudy
91° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 97°
Crowley
Partly Cloudy
88° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 103°
St. Martinville
Partly Cloudy
91° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 106°
Opelousas
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 76°
Feels Like: 105°
Hot and humid

Latest Video

Image

Game Camp Begins In Lafayette

Image

Salvation Army Fan Giveaway

Image

Heat and humidity remain in place today

Image

Lafayette's own Mondo Duplantis will be competing in the 2021 U.S. Olympics

Image

Hot, but rain moves in to cool us off slightly

Image

Cheerleading Recognized as an Olympic Sport

Image

Few Rain Chances, Hot Temps Stick Around

Image

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Image

Hot Start to the Workweek

Image

Hot Sunday Weather

Community Events