:: Firefighters offer specialty alarms for the deaf | Ocala.com | Star-Banner | Ocala, Fla. ::

Firefighters offer specialty alarms for the deaf | Ocala.com | Star-Banner | Ocala, Fla.: “…deaf community,’ said Steven Schrader, who said he is the world’s first deaf firefighter and EMT. He is the author of ‘Silent Alarm: On the Edge with a Deaf EMT,’ which chronicles his more than 15 years of service in Atlanta.

Schrader said most of the deaf in Ocala are senior citizens who are low income or are on Social Security and they cannot afford to purchase the detectors. When Ocala Fire-Rescue started giving the detectors out for free, Schrader thought it was something monumental for the deaf community.

‘Not only does it save lives, but it shows the fire department cares and…”

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