Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 3:52pm
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) will join forces with the Alamo Volunteer Fire Department (Crockett County) to install free smoke alarms in homes throughout Alamo on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Working in conjunction with 50 local volunteers, organizers plan to target 400 homes in eight different areas of the town 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 death of a 40-year-old woman in Alamo on March 11, 2017 after a malfunctioning wall heater caused the duplex she was sleeping in to catch fire. There were no smoke alarms present in the home.
Since the “Get Alarmed” program’s inception in 2012, the SFMO has distributed over 144,000 smoke alarms statewide to 496 partnering organizations and recently celebrated the 180th documented save from an installed “Get Alarmed!” smoke alarm.
Who: The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) and the Alamo Volunteer Fire Department
What: “Get Alarmed, Tennessee” smoke alarm installation event. “Get Alarmed Volunteer” orange emergency vests will be used for identification purposes.
When: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CDT) Saturday, April 22, 2017.*
Where: Volunteers will meet at the Alamo Safe House near 217 South Cherry Street, Alamo, TN 37322.
Contact: If you live in Alamo 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.
*In the event of inclement weather, a rain date for this event has been set for Saturday, May 13, 2017.