The State Fire Marshal’s Office recently presented the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department with a supply of smoke alarms to be installed in homes within the community that are at high risk of fire.
Members of the SVFD attended an information session and training course on the new alarms, which were purchased with FEMA grant funds and utilize a lithium battery with a 10-year lifespan.
This statewide, months-long distribution of smoke alarms is all part of the State Fire Marshal’s effort to both educate and equip Tennesseans to incorporate fire safety into their daily lives.
“We want residents to make sure they have functional smoke alarms in their homes, as well as a rehearsed fire-escape plan,” said State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “These are tools proven to save lives because even one fire death is one too many.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.