KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Pigeon Forge Fire Department is one of four Tennessee fire departments honored with the Life Safety Achievement Award for their fire prevention accomplishments in 2013.
The National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company gave out the award for organizing educational programs targeting specific age and at risk groups.
In addition, each department conducted fire safety inspections, check and installed free smoke detectors, provided fire extinguisher training, offered multi-lingual fire prevention resources, and promoted fire safety messages at a variety of community events.
“We are pleased to with the fire prevention efforts of all fire departments across Tennessee”, says State Fire Marshal Gary West. “It is an honor to have four of our departments recognized nationally for their heroic efforts.”
The other groups honored include the Germantown Fire Department, Henderson Fire Department, and Sharps Chapel Volunteer Fire Department.
Nationally, 143 fire departments from 34 states received the Life Safety Achievement Award.