SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATION
The Elizabethton Fire Department is a proud participant of the Get Alarmed Tennessee program. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO), using grant funds awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), launched its Get Alarmed program in November 2012. Through this program, smoke alarms are distributed to Tennessee Fire Departments to be installed in at-risk homes across the state. While in the home, the installers explain key fire safety tips to residents and encourage them to create a home fire escape plan. So far, the Get Alarmed program has been credited with saving the lives of 101 Tennesseans, including 1 in Elizabethton, thus demonstrating that working smoke alarms can and will save lives.
These are 10-year sealed smoke alarms, meaning there is no need to change batteries. They just need to be tested periodically to insure that they are working properly. Because this is a State organized and Federally funded program, the smoke alarms must be installed by trained personnel. Accurate documentation must also be kept, accounting for each and every smoke alarm that is installed. This documentation is used for tracking the success of the program.
If you live within the Elizabethton City limits and are interested in having EFD come out to your home and install one of these smoke alarms, please call us at (423)542-5421. You will need to provide us with a name, address, phone number and when would be best for us to come to your home for installation. If you live outside the Elizabethton City limits, you can find the appropriate phone number for your local Fire Dept. at this link.
Smoke alarm alerts homeowner to fire in Carter County (11/24/2015)
EFD Smoke Alarm Installation Press Release (10-03-2014).
EFD will give away 2,000 smoke alarms.
What You Need to Know About Home Smoke Alarms.