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Fire alarms plea for deaf people
People who are hard of hearing are being urged to have a special alarm fitted to their homes which could save their lives in the event of a fire.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said the alarms are especially important for those living in rented property where standard alarms are unsuitable.

Smoke alarms let off a loud noise but this device flashes and vibrates and can be kept under a pillow or mattress.

The warning comes as part of Deaf Awareness Week.

The Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) said the awareness week is a good time to make sure the deaf are properly protected.

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