Here's a video from our statewide Home Fire Campaign partner, the State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, showing the SFMO working with Red Crossers and community volunteers at a recent smoke alarm canvassing event on Saturday in Hardin County. More than 700 smoke alarms were installed at the canvassing event!
The SFMO launched the "Get Alarmed, Tennessee!" program in 2012 and has distributed more than 110,000 smoke alarms in Tennessee. Smoke alarms installed through the program are credited with saving 130 lives so far and has helped lower Tennessee’s fire fatality rate to a new all-time low in 2015.
The smoke alarm canvass in Hardin County is one of many Home Fire Campaign events that the Red Cross has done statewide. Through the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross and our partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent in five years. We are proud to work with the SFMO and our partners to ensure that Tennesseans have working smoke alarms.