State Fire Marshal's Office celebrates successful 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office is celebrating a successful year. 

In all of 2017, they've certified nearly 4,000 firefighters to serve across the state. They've also worked nearly 400 fire investigations, including five explosions and more than 100 arson-related fires.

They've also completed 1,065 training classes, conducted 272,597 contact ours ahd had 62 new firefighter recruit graduates at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy.

They've issued over 120,000 electrical permits and over 1,000 residential permits.

The number they're most proud of is the 25,000 smoke alarms that have been distributed to neighborhoods across the state as part of the "Get Alarmed, Tennessee" program. Since 2012, the program has distributed more than 161,000 alarms and saved more than 190 lives.

The Fire Marshal's Office has received a $266,667 grant from FEMA to keep the program going into 2018.

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