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Mayor Berke and Chief Matlock kickoff Fire Prevention Week

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Chattanooga firefighters and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke officially kicked off Fire Prevention Week, Monday. 

Chief Fire Marshal Beau Matlock said the theme for this year is "Hear the Beep, Where you Sleep!"

"Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires at night between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. when most people are asleep," said Matlock

Chief Matlock also said that fire service remains one of the most dangerous professions one can choose. Members of the fire department's honor guard led those firefighters present in saluting those firefighters who have passed away over the past year.

Photo was provided by Bruce Garner. 

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