Smoke Alarm Locations

Right Alarm - Right Location

Know the type of alarm your home needs and follow installation guidelines.

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Fire Sprinkler Information

Fire Sprinklers Save Lives

Slow the spread of fire and smoke, give your family more time to escape.

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Fire Drill Preparation

Fire Drill Plans and Prep

Create a plan, draw it out, and practice twice a year.

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Risk Reduction

See a Problem - Take Action!

Risk is all around us. See a problem, help resolve it.

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing Smoke Alarms FAQs

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Smoke Alarms, commonly called “bed-shakers,” are not smoke alarms. Rather, they work with smoke alarms in the home to notify deaf/hard of hearing individuals of a possible life-threatening fire emergency.

Fire Safe South Carolina is currently able to provide this life-saving technology to qualified applicants, download the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Smoke Alarm Program Application (PDF).

No. The alarm and installation is free.

Each qualified applicant may receive one Deaf/Hard of Hearing smoke alarm.

If you're unable to get them, Fire Safe South Carolina will work with your local fire department and other resources to attempt to meet your needs.

Please contact Lifetone Customer Service at 1-800-648-7923.

Attempts will be made to fulfill approved requests as quickly as possible. Within a few weeks of receiving an application, our office will contact the requestor. Once approved, to coordinate installation, contact will be made with your local fire department.

No. Bed shakers are installed in your bed and do not require any modifications.

No, the bed-shaker will not alert your fire department. Call 911 in the event of a fire.

The provided LIFETONE device has no expiration date but requires operational smoke alarms in the home.

  • Review frequently asked questions (FAQ) from LIFETONE, the manufacturer of the bed-shaker.
  • See how the bed-shaker works.
  • Watch a short video about the installation of a bed-shaker.
  • SC State Fire
  • SC State Firefighter's Association
  • SC Fire Chiefs Association
  • South Carolina International Association of Arson Investigators
  • SC Fire Marshals Association
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