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Friday, 14 June 2013

The NSW Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme (SASS)

Since hearing impairment is not uncommon in people with Down syndrome, this scheme will be of interest to some NSW readers:

The NSW Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme is a joint initiative between the Deaf Society of NSW and Fire and Rescue NSW, made possible with funding from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services; Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

A standard smoke alarm costs around $50, but a smoke alarm with a strobe light, pillow shaker and beeper can cost around $500, which is cost prohibitive for many people. This is why the NSW government established SASS. The scheme will cover the costs of the alarm; however, you must pay a $50 fee with your application.

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