Fire Safety Workshop for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to Take Place on Nov. 12 in TC


The Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department, Quota International Club of Traverse City, Grand Traverse Industries – LIS’N, and Disability Network will present the 3rd Series of "Fire Risks for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing" on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 5:45-7:00pm at Station 11  (3000 Albany Dr., Traverse City, MI) of the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department.

During the training, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Discover why fires grow faster now than ever

  • Learn about risks in the kitchen and how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place

  • Investigate the unique challenges you may confront in an emergency

  • Apply to receive a free strobe light smoke alarm and/or vibration alarm

According to Meredith Hawes, Fire & Life Safety Public Educator with the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department, "Fire safety is a much overlooked problem among people who are deaf or hard of hearing--as they do not receive the same media, educational, or industry attention as the hearing population."

Tom Hoxsie, a Certified ASL Interpreter and LIS'N Program Coordinator for Grand Traverse Industries & Disability Network,  hopes the deaf and hard of hearing community will walk away from the workshop with a better sense of understanding and awareness of fire related risks. Hoxsie shares, "Being deaf presents unique challenges that are different than the hearing community, but knowing and identifying these differences allows an individual to be better prepared for those emergencies within the kitchen."

Admission to the presentation is FREE, but space is limited. (Captioning and ASL interpreting are available.) Click to RSVP.

For more information, please contact Tom Hoxie at 231.342.0098.

Click here for the workshop flyer.






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