Local fire victim families teaming up with HCFD, Red Cross to install smoke alarms

MARCH 23 – Hardin County Fire Department volunteers, members of the Red Cross and members of the Franks and West families will be holding a door-to-door smoke alarm canvass  Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Burnt Church and Gillis Mills communities. 

The Franks and West families lost four of their own, a husband, mother, and two children to a house fire in January. Since that incident and another recent house fire that involved a death, HCFD reports installing more than 1,000 smoke alarms. 

Organizers of the canvass now want to be sure to reach everyone who needs a smoke alarm. The best way to do that, says HCFD Chief Melvin Martin, is to go door to door. 

The free smoke alarms are provided by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office and have a 10-year battery.


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