Lisa Braxton

“Get Alarmed” campaign in Tuscaloosa is still going strong

Blog Post created by Lisa Braxton Employee on Aug 17, 2015

 

!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c7c086cb970b-800wi|border=0|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c7c086cb970b-800wi|alt=Smoke Alarm Central Graphic|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Smoke Alarm Central Graphic|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c7c086cb970b image-full img-responsive!Firefighters concerned with the number of fire-related deaths in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, this year, spent time one evening last week installing smoke alarms in homes.


 

According to Tuscaloosa News , Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service firefighters visited homes in a neighborhood where two men died in a fire earlier this month. According to Fire Marshal Gene !http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c7c086f3970b-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c7c086f3970b-320wi|alt=Get Alarmed Tuscaloosa|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=Get Alarmed Tuscaloosa|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c7c086f3970b img-responsive!Holcomb (left), the deaths could have been prevented if there had been a working smoke alarm in the home.


The department has conducted “Get Alarmed, Tuscaloosa!” for 10 years, installing more than 1,300 smoke alarms and visiting close to 7,000 homes. Installations will be conducted in other Tuscaloosa neighborhoods throughout the rest of August.


 

NFPA’s Smoke Alarm Central is a complete source of smoke alarm information, a gateway to safety tips sheets, videos, reports, and a guide to installing and maintaining smoke alarms. In addition, NFPA’s community toolkit on smoke alarms includes everything public educators need to conduct a successful smoke alarm awareness campaign.


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