Saving Lives: Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Installs Free Smoke Detectors

Apr 05, 2021 at 09:25 am by WGNS

Photo: On Jan. 30, 2021, a mother and her son died in a house fire on Craig Court. Murfreesboro Fire Chief Mark Foulks told WGNS their home did not have working smoke detectors.

While we maybe getting into a time of year where typically, home fires decrease – Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Foulks said that fires still happen and residents should not let their guard down. Foulks said that one of the best tools in fighting fires is a smoke detector…

Smoke alarms are installed for free, thanks to Murfreesboro’s involvement in the “Get Alarm Tennessee” program through the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Foulks confirmed that they will install a smoke detector in every bedroom at no charge.

Sadly, a story that WGNS aired in January highlighted what can happen when smoke detectors are not installed or not working. 33-Year old Kendra LaNae Malone and her 5-year-old son Kamden Joseph Hayes, died in the duplex fire on January 30, 2021 on Craig Court.

GET Free Smoke Detector: To have a free smoke detector installed in your residence call 615-893-1422.

If you live in the county, call the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department at (615) 867-4626. The LaVergne (615-793-6223) and Smyrna (615-459-9735) Fire Departments will also install a free smoke detector in your home. Simply call the department that serves your area.

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