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Safety

Safety advocacy includes our work on fire safety and prevention, promotion of visual alarms, and consumer safety.

Fire Safety and Prevention

The Canadian Hearing Society continues advocacy efforts to educate the community, government and businesses on equitable and accessible fire safety and visual smoke alarms for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.

Learn more about Fire Safety Education.

Alarms and Notification

Visual fire alarms and visual emergency notification systems are essential to the safety of culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing Canadians. Accessible emergency notification is an issue quite simply of life and death.

Position Paper on Alarms and Emergency Systems Notification

Text with 9-1-1 in emergency situations

Access to emergency service through 911 for those who are Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing is being developed through Text with 9-1-1 or T9-1-1 . T9-1-1 provides 9-1-1 call centres with the ability to converse with a deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) person during an emergency, using text messaging. 

Learn more about Text with 9-1-1

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