Fire officials: Woman escapes fire thanks to free device installed in her home

MILAN, Tenn.- A Milan woman is able to escape an early morning fire inside her home thanks to a life saving device firefighters installed years earlier.

Fire officials say they are crediting a smoke alarm with getting the woman out safely.
It was installed at her home three years ago, free, as part of the state’s “Get Alarmed” program.
Officials said if she did not have it, there may have been a different outcome.

“Just to see her after the fire, I got to sit down and talk with her and try to get her some help. But just knowing that she’s alive and OK, thanks to this smoke detector,” said Chief Steven Dillard of the Milan Fire Department.

Fire officials said they still have plenty of free smoke alarms. If you need one installed in your home, call the Milan Fire Department at (731)




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