Green Bay and Atlanta Fire Chiefs Bet to Install Opposing Team Smoke Alarm in Office
Green Bay Metro Fire Department Chief Dave Litton has reached out to Atlanta Fire Rescue Department’s Fire Chief Joel G. Baker, to place a friendly wager on this Sunday’s NFC Championship matchup between the Packers and Falcons.
The wager entails the losing team’s fire chief install a smoke alarm branded with the winning team’s logo in their office.
“No matter the outcome of the game, our united goal is to raise awareness of the importance of fire safety, specifically working smoke alarms in homes,” said Chief Litton. “This weekend’s NFC Championship is going to be a battle between two of the best quarterbacks in the league, but I just can’t see any team stopping our Packers run to the big game!”
As part of the wager, The Buff Project, a New York City-based fire safety organization and distributor of officially licensed NFL Team Identified Smoke alarms, will donate 50 NFL licensed team-branded smoke alarms to each of the fire departments to use in their fire safety outreach efforts. Also, during the NFL playoffs, for every NFL team-identified smoke detector sold on their website, The Buff Project will donate one smoke alarm to that city’s fire department.
“Working smoke alarms are the front line in preventing fire-related fatalities,” said Chief Baker. “Regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s game, I am thrilled that, thanks to the Buff Project, our Atlanta Smoke Alarm Program will have 50 Atlanta Falcons branded smoke alarms to install in Atlanta homes. That Falcons smoke alarm will look great hanging in Chief Litton’s office,” he added.