A 63-year-old man was killed early Wednesday morning in a north Nashville fire according to a report from News 2 (WKRN).
News 2 also reported, the man’s family said that he did not have a functioning smoke detector in the home and often used space heaters to keep warm.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department cannot stress enough the importance of working smoke detectors in your home.
“It can mean the difference between life and death,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar. “Smoke detectors save lives every single day. It is imperative that you have working smoke detectors in your home, change the batteries at least every six months, and test them monthly,” he continued.
If you live in the city limits of Murfreesboro and are in need of smoke detectors, need your batteries changed, or just need more information, please contact MFRD at 615-893-1422.
MFRD’s Project SAFE “Smoke Alarms for Everyone” program allows firefighters to install smoke detectors in your home free of charge. The department also offers specialized smoke detectors for the hearing or visually impaired.
“Our ultimate goal is the safety of our citizens,” said Summar. “Give us a call and let us help.”