I am a friend of a deaf couple that lives in Ponoka. They are on AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) and don’t have extra money for large expenses.
They had concerns their place didn’t have working fire alarms. The Ponoka Fire Department got involved and purchased strobe fire alarms for them that will flash them a light to wake them in case of a fire.
The fire department (members) went out of their way to assist and install the alarms. The cost of these types of alarms are much more expensive then regular alarms. The fire department had told me they couldn’t have residents of their community without working fire alarms.
It was indicated to me that the couple now felt much safer sleeping at night knowing the alarm would wake them in case of a fire. I would like to thank the Ponoka Fire Department for their great work taking care of their residents.
Andrea McLean, Ponoka