State Fire Marshal’s Office, Gallatin Fire Dept. to Install Free Smoke Alarms Nov. 4

Thursday, November 02, 2017 | 10:04am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) and the Gallatin Fire Department will install free smoke alarms in homes throughout the central Gallatin area on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Working in conjunction with local volunteers, organizers plan to target 300 homes throughout the county 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.

Since the “Get Alarmed” program’s inception in 2012, the SFMO has distributed over 150,000 smoke alarms statewide to 511 partnering organizations and have documented 192 lives saved from an installed "Get Alarmed!" smoke alarm.

Who: The State Fire Marshal’s Office and Gallatin 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. (CT) Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Where: Volunteers will meet at the Shalom Zone, 600 Small Street, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066.

Contact: If you live in Gallatin 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.