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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Smoke Alarms for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Portlanders

Portland Fire & Rescue received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to install specialized smoke alarms in the homes of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This program is purely voluntary and is offered to people with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, specifically those deaf or hard of hearing. This program is only for persons living in the City of Portland.

There are a limited number of these specialized smoke alarms available and will be provided on a first come, first served basis given in order to those qualified individuals who submit an application with all appropriate paperwork. Special installation priority may be given to people with multiple risk factors.

To apply, fill out the online application below and submit a Certification of Eligibility form. For questions regarding the program or help filling out an application, contact us at or call 503-823-3752.

Certification of Eligibility

In addition to filling out our online application, one must have this form filled out by a qualified medical professional (such as a medical doctor or an audiologist) and returned to us.