Safety advocacy includes our work on fire safety and prevention, promotion of visual alarms, and consumer safety.
CHS is conducting a nationwide emergency broadcast project that will help ensure Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians have appropriate access to information during an emergency.
Fire Safety and Prevention
CHS continues advocacy efforts to educate the community, government and businesses on equitable and accessible fire safety and visual smoke alarms for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing.
Alarms and Notification
Visual fire alarms and visual emergency notification systems are essential to the safety of Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians. Accessible emergency notification is an issue quite simply of life and death.
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.