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The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office “Get Alarmed” program recorded its 129th saved life. The program was launched in November 2012 and has been responsible for distributing more than 100,000 smoke alarms to Tennesseans.

According to, recent data shows that Tennessee has seen a serious reduction in its fire fatality rate. reported:

This program, along with focused fire prevention in Tennessee’s high-risk areas, has helped increase awareness about the dangers of fire and save lives. Tennessee has seen a 28% reduction in fire fatalities over the last five years (2011-2015) from the previous five-year average (2006-2010) when the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) ranked Tennessee as No. 6 in the nation for fire deaths.

For more information on the “Get Alarmed” program, click here.

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