Initiated: April 1999
Goal: To provide a visual smoke detector free of charge to any deaf or hearing impaired resident of Gloversville.
Objective: To protect the lives of the hearing impaired citizens of Gloversville from the tragedy of fire.
Method: To loan on an annual basis a visual smoke detector to those in need on a first come, first serve basis for their home use. To install the detector and instruct the recipient on the proper use and care of the detector.
Facts: People with impairments are at a greater risk of death and injury due to fire.