Local fire departments shine in “100 for 100 Challenge”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two West Tennessee fire department topped the list in the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office’s “100 for 100 Challenge.” The office chose 10 fire department across the state to participate in the inaugural challenge. On Saturday, Oct. 10, they were challenged to install at least 100 smoke alarms in a day’s time, equaling 1,000 new smoke detectors. The participating department exceeded that goal. The results are as follows: *Paris Fire Department – 143 alarms *Madison County Fire Department – 123 alarms *Manchester Fire Department – 119 alarms *Mt. Pleasant Fire Department – 109 alarms *South Greene Fire Department – 108 alarms *Cookeville Fire Department – 107 alarms *Ripley Fire Department – 105 alarms *Cocke County Fire Department – 102 alarms *Pigeon Forge Fire Department – 102 alarms *Memphis Fire Department – 100 alarms The event was created to commemorate the State Fire Marshal’s Office’s 100th anniversary.

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