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“Get Alarmed!” Smoke Alarm Canvass Planned for Nov. 23 in Cocke County

Fire Departments Aim To Help Increase Fire Safety Across Cocke County
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 09:49am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) and members of six volunteer fire departments will install smoke alarms across Cocke County starting at 8 a.m. (ET) on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

The smoke alarm canvass is part of the SFMO’s “Get Alarmed, Tennessee” ongoing program which aims to prevent fire deaths across Tennessee through the installation of smoke alarms and fire prevention education.

Since the “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” program began in November 2012, volunteers from over 530 Tennessee fire departments and civic organizations have distributed over 217,000 working smoke alarms across the Volunteer State. Since the program’s inception, 279 people have been alerted by working smoke alarms installed through “Get Alarmed.” The program has recently been renewed for 2020.

WHO: Members of the Long Creek, Parrottsville, Cosby, Newport, Cocke County, and Grassy Fork fire departments.

WHAT: “Get Alarmed Tennessee” smoke alarm installation and fire safety education canvass event targeting parts of Cocke County.

WHEN: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

WHERE: Volunteers will meet at the Cocke County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 120 Fairgrounds Circle, Newport, TN 37821.

CONTACT: To request a smoke alarm installation through the “Get Alarmed Tennessee” program, contact your local fire department and ask about their participation.