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Get Alarmed with a FREE Smoke Alarm from the Collierville Fire Department

In March 2018 the Collierville Fire Department is initiating a campaign to insure that every Collierville citizen has a working smoke alarm in their residence. Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast.  Half of home fire deaths happen between 11 PM and 7 AM when most people are asleep.  Working smoke alarms provide an early warning so residents can escape. The National Fire Protection Association notes that the risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.  Does your home have a working smoke alarm?

At this time the CFD has 90 free smoke alarms to distribute. Each alarm has a sealed 10 year battery eliminating the need to change batteries twice each year. The Collierville Smoke Alarm Campaign kick-off week is March 5 through March 10. The CFD will canvas Collierville neighborhoods beginning on Monday, March 5th. Residents may have their alarms tested in addition to scheduling needed installations. Installations will be scheduled for Saturday, March 10th (weather permitting).  The CFD will begin their efforts in older neighborhoods that may have missed out on current smoke alarm recommendations. Collierville residents without a working smoke alarm will be given one and the fire department will install it. CFD personnel will also test any smoke alarms if the homeowner is unable to do so. If you or someone you know (Collierville residents only) needs a smoke alarm and cannot afford or install one, call the CFD at 901.457.2400 to make an appointment for a FREE alarm installation. Callers will be asked to leave their contact information (name, address and phone) and the best time to be reached.

The CFD asks every family to:

  • Test smoke alarms once a month.
  • Create an escape plan with two routes from every room.
  • Practice your escape plan at least twice a year.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

In 2016 there were 1,342,000 fires in the United States that resulted in 3,390 fire deaths; 113 of those fatalities occurred in Tennessee. In 2017 seventy-three Tennesseans lost their lives due to fire.  The Smoke Alarm Campaign is one way the CFD intends to keep Collierville fire safe.


Collierville Fire Department:
 1251 Peterson Lake Road, Collierville, TN 38017 | (901) 457-2400 | Emergency: 9-1-1

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