MEDIA ADVISORY: “Close the Door” Coverage Opportunity in Cleveland, Tenn.

Media Invited to Learn More About Simple Step That Can Save Lives During a Fire
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10:06am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) will meet in Cleveland, Tenn. on Friday, July 12, 2019 to interview a house fire survivor whose life was saved after she closed a door in her home during a fire. The survivor will be interviewed as part of a consumer fire safety awareness campaign that aims to spread the lifesaving message of closing a door in a home fire.

The “Close the Door” program was launched in fall 2018 as a first-of-its-kind partnership between the SFMO and Knox Company. The program provides props and education materials to local fire departments for their use inn outreach events to stress the lifesaving capabilities of a simple door.

WHO: The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office, Bradley County Fire Rescue.

WHAT: Hear from a house fire survivor whose life was saved by closing the door.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019.

WHERE: State and local officials will meet at Bradley County Fire Rescue Station 10 (100 Tasso Lane, Cleveland, Tennessee 37312) and be available to members of the media. Members of the media interested in attending are asked to please contact TDCI Assistant Director of Communications Baylie Scott at (615) 925-1912 for more details.

More information about the “Close the Door” program can be found on the initiative’s website.