Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will be participating in a state-wide smoke alarm canvassing effort on Saturday, November 14th.
The department is one of 10 across the state that have been challenged to install 100 smoke alarms in recognition of the 100th year anniversary of the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
These installations will occur in residences throughout our community as part of the “Get Alarmed Tennessee!” program, a free smoke alarm installation program that has been in place since 2012, and MFRD’s Project SAFE (Smoke Alarms for Everyone) program that has been in operation since 2002.
With the assistance of local American Red Cross volunteers, MFRD will begin canvassing at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 14. If you are in need of a smoke alarm and would like MFRD to visit your residence on November 14th, please contact Ashley McDonald at 615-893-1422 Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm to get your name on the list.
MFRD also has specialty smoke alarms available for the hearing or visually impaired.
“Having the right amount of working smoke alarms in your home can cut your risk of fire-related death in half,” said Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks. “We are pleased to partner with the State Fire Marshal’s Office with the help of the Red Cross to equip our citizens with these life-saving devices.”