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HED: State Farm donates smoke detectors

To bring awareness to October as Fire Prevention Month, the Tupelo Fire Department will receive 100 smoke detectors and batteries courtesy of State Farm Insurance.

The fire department will give the detectors to needy residents in Tupelo. According to the National Fire Association, having a smoke alarm cuts one’s chances of dying nearly in half if there’s a home fire. Almost half of home fires and three-fifths of fire deaths occur in the share of homes with no alarms.

The 100 smoke detectors and batteries were presented to the department Thursday.