Charlotte and New Orleans fire departments place friendly wager on Panthers-Saints game

Charlotte and New Orleans fire departments place friendly wager on Panthers-Saints game

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Charlotte Fire Department has agreed with the New Orleans Fire Department to place a friendly wager on this Sunday's Wild Card matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints..

The wager entails the losing team's fire chief installing an NFL smoke detector branded with the winning team's logo in their office.

"No matter the result of the game, our united goal is to raise awareness of the importance of fire safety, specifically working smoke detectors in homes," CFD Chief Pete Key said in a statement.

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 detectors for each game throughout the playoffs to the fire departments to use in their fire safety outreach efforts.

"Working smoke detectors are the front line in preventing fire-related fatalities," NO Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell said in a statement.

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