Get Alarmed, Tennessee” smoke alarm installation event.

State Fire Marshal’s Office
May 6, 2017, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm CDT

Event

May 6, 2017

11:00 am to 2:00 pm CDT


Location

Alamo Safe House
217 South Cherry Street
Alamo, TN 37322

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) will join forces with the Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department (Henry County) to install free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Paris Landing/Buchanan area on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Working in conjunction with local volunteers, organizers plan to reach 400 homes during the one-day canvass. The door-to-door event is part of the SFMO’s “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” program which aims to prevent fire deaths in Tennessee through the provision of smoke alarms and fire prevention education.

The event was planned in response to the tragic fire fatalities that occurred in the Paris Landing area on April 7, 2017 when five people (including three children) lost their lives after a fire-related incident involving a wood-burning stove. There were no smoke alarms present in the home.

Since the “Get Alarmed” program’s inception in 2012, the SFMO has distributed over 146,000 smoke alarms statewide to over 500 partnering organizations and recently celebrated the 180th documented save from an installed "Get Alarmed!" smoke alarm.

Who:
The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO), Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Henry County Emergency Services, and the American Red Cross of Mid-West Tennessee.
 
What:
“Get Alarmed, Tennessee” smoke alarm installation event. “Get Alarmed Volunteer” orange emergency vests will be used for identification purposes.
 
When:
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (CDT) Saturday, May 6, 2017.
 
Where:
Volunteers will meet at the Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department located at 15616 Highway 79 North, Buchanan, TN  38222.
 
Contact:
If you live in the Paris Landing/Buchanan area and need a smoke alarm, please utilize the SFMO’s online alarm request form. For more information about this outreach event, contact SFMO Community Risk Reduction Coordinator Alex Daugherty at 615-574-0240.

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