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Rep. Clemmons to Help Distribute Free Smoke-Alarms in W. Nashville Jan. 19

Press release from the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus; January 15, 2015:

Free smoke-alarms to be distributed on January 19th from 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Nashville, TN – The State Fire Marshal’s Office has partnered with the Red Cross and HCA to host a “Get Alarmed Tennessee” event in The Nations neighborhood of west Nashville on Monday, January 19th from 9:00am-2:00pm. On the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, state Representative John Ray Clemmons and approximately 150 volunteers will be going door-to-door to install smoke-alarms, check existing fire detection equipment and help create fire escape plans for homeowners.

“I greatly appreciate the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Red Cross and HCA for their efforts to make the hard-working families of The Nations safer in their own homes,” said state Representative John Ray Clemmons. “By teaming with the state and the Red Cross on this life-saving program, HCA has again demonstrated its value to our community and its commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen. I encourage all residents to welcome the volunteers into their homes to provide and install these life-saving devices free of charge,” Clemmons added.

“Get Alarmed” is a smoke-alarm distribution program that involves volunteers canvasing high risk fire areas in order to install smoke detectors at no cost to the homeowner. So far, 68,847 alarms have been distributed through partnerships with nearly 400 fire departments and organizations across the state. Those alarms have saved a total of 73 lives and the number continues to grow as smoke-alarms continue to be distributed statewide at an average rate of 331 alarms per week.

State Representative John Ray Clemmons represents District 55 in the Tennessee House of Representatives. To contact Representative Clemmons about this program or any other matter, please call (615) 741-4410 or send an email to

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