Murfreesboro Fire, Red Cross, and Experience Community Partner for Smoke Alarm Canvass

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, local volunteers from the American Red Cross, and teens from the High School Summer Service Camp at Experience Community Church are partnering next week to provide and install free smoke alarms in Murfreesboro.

Residents in the areas of Battle Avenue, Bluff Avenue, February Street, January Street, Kings Highway, and Mill Street will be visited by the group during the hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday June 20-Thursday, June 23.

The canvass is part of an on-going effort between MFRD and the Red Cross to equip high risk areas in Murfreesboro with working smoke alarms. Students from Experience Community Church expressed interest in joining the fire prevention efforts. Teens from the "Widows and Orphans Small Group" will assist with the canvass.

"Having the correct amount of working smoke alarms in your home can cut your fire death risk in half," said Fire Marshal Carl Peas.

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If you live in the above-mentioned areas, but will not be able to participate during the canvass hours, please contact MFRD Administration Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at 615-893-1422 to inquire about Project SAFE "Smoke Alarms for Everyone." MFRD even has specialty smoke alarms for the hearing or visually impaired.

"This is just a continuation of our efforts to keep the residents in our community safe," said Peas.

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