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SFMO Announces “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” Smoke Alarm Canvass for April 6

Volunteers Hope to Increase Fire Safety in Crossville, Cumberland County
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 | 01:39pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) will join volunteers from across Crossville and Cumberland County to install 1,000 free smoke alarms in homes and residences on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

The event is part of the SFMO’s “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” program which is a grant-funded fire safety and education program designed to prevent fire deaths in Tennessee’s high-risk areas through smoke alarms and fire prevention education.

“Partnerships have been critical to the success of the ‘Get Alarmed, Tennessee!’ program,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “We thank the members of the Crossville, Cumberland County, and Fairfield Glade fire departments for helping make their communities safer.”

Since the “Get Alarmed” program’s inception in 2012, the SFMO and Tennessee fire service partners have distributed over 200,000 smoke alarms statewide. Smoke alarms installed through the program are credited with saving 272 Tennesseans from fire danger so far.

WHO: Crossville Fire Department, the Cumberland County Fire Department, and Fairfield Glade Fire Department

WHAT: Smoke alarm canvass targeting over 500 homes in Crossville/Cumberland County

WHEN:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (CDT) Saturday, April 6, 2019.

WHERE: Volunteers will meet at the Crossville Fire Department Main Station (141 Henry Street, Crossville, TN 38555).

CONTACT: If you’re interested in volunteering at the canvass event, contact Community Risk Reduction Coordinator Alex Daugherty at 615-574-0240.