Tulsa Fire Gifted 645 Smoke Detectors At 'Fire Country' Season 2 Premiere

Thursday, February 15th 2024, 10:01 pm

By: Chloe Abbott

The Tulsa Fire Department received more than 600 smoke detectors on Thursday.

The donation came during a special event featuring News On 6's Lori Fullbright and a cast member from the CBS show Fire Country.

Tulsa Fire PIO Andy Little said the timing of this donation is perfect.

Little said TFD's program that hands out free smoke detectors ran out of money right before they found out about the donation.

Members of the Tulsa Fire Department from Station 15 were in attendance.

They were on the scene of the last house fire fatality in Tulsa. The next day, they handed out 24 smoke detectors to people in the area.

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It's something the department does after every fatal fire as a way to spread awareness and make sure every home has a smoke alarm.

"For us to be able to continue this program with CBS Fire Country and News On 6, we are just so grateful. We know that it will save lives without a doubt you know there's no question that smoke alarms save lives," Little said.

The donation came during a sneak preview of the new season of Fire Country.

Lori Fullbright emceed the event and announced the donation to a crowd of fans.

Tulsa native Jules Latimer was also in attendance, she stars as Eve Edwards in the hit show.

"I went to elementary school at Marquette, my mother went to TU, my grandmother is in the Jazz Oklahoma Hall of Fame," Latimer said. "My family my roots Black Wall Street I am from here I love love love the fact that I'm here right now."

Fire Country's new season premieres Friday on News On 6.

If you want a free smoke detector, reach out to your local fire department.

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