The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department offers a program to provide fire safety for the hearing impaired in our community. The Visual Smoke Alarm Loan Program offers a special device to alarm deaf/hard of hearing occupants when smoke or fire is detected. The alarm will produce an increased audible alert and emit a strobe light when activated.
Residents and visitors to Fairfax County can obtain one of these "loaner-for-life" alarms by contacting the Public Affairs and Life Safety Education Section at 703-246-3801. You may retain the alarm for as long as you reside in Fairfax County.
Additional information and resources on hearing impairment programs and materials can be found at the Northern Virginia Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing website: www.nvrc.org.
Public Affairs and Life Safety Education Section
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
703-246-3801 or TTY 711