Local fire departments handing out record-high number of smoke detectors

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LEXINGTON, Tenn. — This year the Henderson County and City of Lexington fire departments say they are giving away more smoke detectors than ever before. The Henderson County fire chief said this year they are giving away double the free smoke detectors as last year. During fire prevention week at the beginning of the month, more than 80 families signed up for the program. Fire fighters are installing 10-year smoke detectors for free to anyone who signs up. “It makes me feel better because I know they’re concerned about their home and their family. Years ago we didn’t have smoke detectors and we had more structure fires,” Captain David McCrury with the Lexington Fire Department said. The State Fire Marshal’s office gives away 20,000 smoke detectors each year. If you are interested in signing up for a free 10-year detector, call your local fire department.

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