Working smoke alarms save lives

Information from Central View Volunteer Fire Department - Walling/Quebeck/Mt. Gilead


With a recent reminder, working smoke alarms alert occupants to deadly smoke while we sleep, while spending time with family, and can alert us to danger in areas of our home that we may not be able to always see what's going on. The Central View Fire Department along with most other departments in White County have smoke alarms given to us by the state of Tennessee for members of our communities that don't have them.

In 2024, there have already been 284 home fire deaths (January 1, 2024 through February 1, 2024) reported to the US Fire Administration. Most home fire deaths occur when there is no working smoke alarms present.

If you are a White County Resident in the Walling, Quebeck, or Mt. Gilead communities and do not have working smoke alarms in your home or know of someone who doesn't, please fill out the request form attached to be placed on our install list. Once on the list, a fire department officer will contact you when possible to schedule a time to visit and install the alarms. We can also get special alarms for hearing impaired occupants, so please note that in the comments section of the form. We can only get a limited number of alarms each time we request them so please be patient after your submission.

If you have any questions, please call Deputy Chief Winnett at 931-254-9387.

Also, if you are looking at buying smoke alarms for your home and have any questions, give us a shout.

Please click the link below for the Smoke Alarm Request Form.


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