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Teamwork is centerpiece of smoke alarm installation program

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Por Lisa Braxton

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office and ten area high school football programs are teaming up to save lives in The Volunteer State this fall. Football teams are partnering with their local fire departments to install smoke alarms in high-risk areas in their communities.

“We are excited about the partnership with high school football teams across the state,” said Gary West, state fire marshal. “These athletes are taking their leadership role off the field, and showing their leadership to the people of their communities. We are grateful to our local fire departments for supporting these efforts.” One such partnership was between members of the Henry County High School football team (pictured right) and the Paris Fire Department.

The pilot program is coordinated in conjunction with the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s “Get Alarmed” program. Get Alarmed provides free 10-year battery smoke alarms to Tennessee fire departments to install in homes in need throughout their communities. In addition to the smoke alarm installations, citizens also receive fire safety education and educational materials.

“We hope to involve more teams across the state in this vital program, as well as increase awareness of the importance of having a working smoke alarm in your home,” said West.

NFPA’s Planning and Implementing a Successful Smoke Alarm Installation Program provides pointers for launching a smoke alarm installation program in your community.

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department, with the assistance of Blackman Blaze football players and Coach Philip Shadowens, canvassed three high-risk areas in Murfreesboro and installed smoke alarms.

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Fuente:: NFPA – Información de seguridad

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams fundó el Instituto de Formación de Servicios de Bomberos en 1995 para encontrar soluciones a los desafíos que enfrenta el servicio de bomberos voluntarios. Él ha sido un miembro activo de la Asociación de Bomberos del Estado de California (SCAF) desde 1994, habiendo sido miembro de los comités de voluntarios y de relaciones públicas, y como subdirector división del sur. Se sienta en varias organizaciones locales, incluyendo el Consejo de Protección de Bomberos del Condado de Santa Barbara, los Tres Condados de Responsables de Capacitación de la Asociación, De Santa Barbara capítulo de CAER y es miembro fundador del grupo de Santa Bárbara PIO Emergencia Información Pública Comunicaciones (ÉPICO). Ha sido el autor de muchos artículos y columnista de un periódico local en materia de seguridad pública. Él es también el co-anfitrión de alerta comunitaria sobre KZSB AM-1290 en Santa Bárbara. Williams ha sido miembro de la Junta de Servicios de Bomberos del Estado de California desde 2008. Antes de involucrarse en el servicio de bomberos voluntarios, Williams era un oficial de policía de California para 12 ½ años y un Oficial de Entrenamiento de Campo Correo Certificado. Él es un investigador privado con licencia y consultor de seguridad especializada en auto asegurado, asignaciones de defensa del gobierno y de seguros.


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