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Mississippi smoke alarm installation program proves successful

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Sep 2, 2014

 

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“Without grant funding, this project would not have been possible and annual fire fatalities would have been unchanged,” says Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office Fire Safety Education Officer Tammy Peavy.”


 

You can read more about the impact the installation program has had on the state’s fire death rate and other keys to success in NFPA’s Planning & Implementing a Successful Smoke Alarm Installation Program.


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