Bedroom smoke alarms are focus of this year’s Fire Prevention Week

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JACKSON, Tenn. — This week marks Fire Prevention Week across the country, and here in West Tennessee fire officials are reaching out to the community to educate about staying safe. This year, authorities say they’re emphasizing having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom. Fire officials say they’ll have events throughout the week to promote fire safety. “We’re sharing data to support the information and the message that we’re sharing, that most fires do happen between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. and early detection while people are asleep, you can’t substitute that,” said public education coordinator Rico Bryson with the Jackson Fire Department.

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