“100 for 100” a Huge Success

smoke-detectorMore than 1,100 smoke alarms have been installed in some Tennessee homes as the result of a challenge the State Fire Marshal’s Office made to 10 Tennessee fire departments.
As part of its “100 for 100” challenge on Oct. 10, the office chose 10 departments that believed they could install at least 100 alarms in a day – that’s 1,000 total newly installed smoke alarms.
Organizers say the departments exceeded their goal by installing 1,116 smoke alarms during the event. Tullahoma Fire Department was involved in the “100 for 100”.
In 2012, the Fire Marshal’s Office created the “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” smoke alarm program to install free smoke alarms in high-risk areas across Tennessee to help reduce the state’s fire mortality rate.
More than 89,000 alarms have been distributed so far, and 106 lives have been saved in homes where fires later occurred and “Get Alarmed” smoke alarms were installed.