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SFMO, Volunteers Set for Oct. 13 Smoke Alarm Canvass in Carroll County

Event Aims to Install Free Smoke Alarms in 700 Homes
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 10:05am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) and volunteers from the Carroll County Fire Department will install free smoke alarms in homes throughout Carroll County on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

The event is part of the SFMO’s “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” program which aims to prevent fire deaths in Tennessee’s high-risk areas through the installation of smoke alarms and fire prevention education. Organizers hope to reach at least 700 homes. The canvass also coincides with National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13) which focuses on raising awareness of fire safety and sharing the educational steps needed to reduce the likelihood of fire.

“It’s a fact that working smoke alarms save lives,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “Through the ‘Get Alarmed’ program, local fire departments and volunteers are helping reduce the number of Tennesseans who do not have working smoke alarms in their homes. I am grateful for the work of our team and our partners who are instrumental in reducing Tennessee’s fire loss.”

Since the “Get Alarmed” program’s inception in 2012, the SFMO and Tennessee fire service partners have distributed over 185,000 smoke alarms statewide. Smoke alarms installed through the program are credited with saving the lives of over 250 Tennesseans.

WHO:  The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office and Carroll County Fire Department.

WHAT: “Get Alarmed, Tennessee” smoke alarm installation event. Volunteers are asked to dress in neat, but comfortable fashion. “Get Alarmed Volunteer” orange emergency vests will be used for identification purposes.  

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

WHERE: Volunteers will meet at the Carroll County Fire Department, 210 Norandal Dr, Huntingdon, TN 38344.

CONTACT: If you live in Carroll County and need a smoke alarm, you can contact Amanda Sneed at (731) 986-1916. If you are interested in volunteering at the canvass event, contact Community Risk Reduction Educator Alex Daugherty at 615-574-0240.

For more information about the “Get Alarmed, Tennessee” program, visit tn.gov/fire.

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