Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office Sets Smoke Alarm Installation Record in Soddy-Daisy
NASHVILLE, TN – On Saturday, May 17, 2014, the State Fire Marshal's Office hosted the first Get Alarmed smoke alarm installation event in Soddy-Daisy, TN. With the help of the Soddy-Daisy Fire Department and Hamilton County Emergency Services, the State Fire Marshal’s Office installed 200 smoke alarms in Soddy-Daisy homes.
“Smoke alarms save lives and the State Fire Marshal’s Office is on a mission to equip every Tennessee home with these necessary devices,” Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak said. “We want to thank the Soddy-Daisy community for opening up their doors and letting our volunteers in to install smoke alarms and talk about fire safety.”
“Tennessee has an unfavorably high national fire fatality ranking. To combat those statistics, the Get Alarmed program is providing Tennesseans with these life-saving early alerts to reduce the number of annual fire fatalities in our state,” Assistant Commissioner for Fire Prevention Gary West said. “We are excited about the success of our community canvas in Soddy-Daisy. We now have 200 more opportunities to save Tennessee lives from fire.”
The Get Alarmed program is a part of a major effort to reduce fire deaths, injuries, and property damage in Tennessee. Since 2012, the State Fire Marshal’s Office has distributed more than 50,000 smoke alarms to fire departments and community organizations across the state. The Get Alarmed program gives Tennesseans the opportunity to learn about fire-safety while local fire service professionals install free smoke alarms in their homes. The Get Alarmed program has saved 52 Tennessee lives and that number grows with every new smoke alarm installed.
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