Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department not only met the challenge from the State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) to install 100 smoke alarms on Saturday, November 14, but the department far exceeded the goal!
With the assistance of volunteers from the American Red Cross, MFRD installed 195 smoke alarms on Saturday as part of the SFMO's "100 for 100 Challenge." MFRD was one of 10 departments across the state that was challenged to install 100 smoke alarms in recognition of the 100th year anniversary of the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Crews from each MFRD station set out at 9:00 Saturday morning and canvassed several areas of Murfreesboro, going door to door to see if residents needed smoke alarms.
"I am very proud of the efforts our personnel made to ensure that several citizens in Murfreesboro are now equipped with working smoke alarms in their homes," said Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks. "We are thankful for the assistance of the Red Cross volunteers and to the State Fire Marshal's Office for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of this program."
If you missed Saturday's event, you still have the chance to have free smoke alarms installed in your home through MFRD's Project SAFE "Smoke Alarms for Everyone." MFRD even has specialty smoke alarms for the hearing or visually impaired. Contact MFRD Fire Administration Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm at 615-893-1422 for more information.