What is the Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme?
There is a subsidy available from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) for specialised smoke alarms to Deaf and hard of hearing people, who do not currently have an NDIS plan. It is managed by Deaf Connect and is called the Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme (SASS).
For Auslan information on Smoke Alarms, watch this video from QFES.
How much does it cost?
The total price for a Smoke Alarm Kit is $754.60*, however with the subsidy it is available to eligible community members for just $50, or $20 with a Concession Card.
*The subsidised price includes 1 smoke alarm detector. To comply with the new Queensland legislation, you may be required to purchase additional detectors at $209.80 each.
What is included?
The smoke alarm supplied under the scheme is wireless with a non-removable 10-year battery. It includes a flashing light (EIB170RF Brooks Wireless 240V Vibralarm Warning Device) and vibrating pad (EIB605TYCRF Brooks Photoelectric 9V Wireless Smoke Alarm with Lithium Battery).
Deaf Connect do not install the smoke detectors or the accessories. For installation instructions, download this pack.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the subsidy you must be:
- Deaf or hard of hearing
- Living in Queensland
- Not on the NDIS – To purchase a smoke alarm using your NDIS plan or your own funds, please order from our eShop.
How do I apply?
Have a question?
If you have any questions about the status of your application, or have questions about the SASS, please email us on [email protected] or call 1800 893 855.