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Smoke alarms on the table in Charlotte, Denver fire departments Super Bowl wager

Charlotte Fire Chief Jon Hannan
Charlotte Fire Chief Jon Hannan dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Some bet food. Others bet money. The Charlotte Fire Department is betting on smoke alarms.

If the Carolina Panthers top the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl, the fire department will get 200 sealed battery smoke/carbon monoxide alarms to install in homes throughout the city.

The offer comes as part of a “super safety challenge” with the Denver Fire Department.

The losing city’s chief will receive 50 of the same alarms and must install them while wearing the winning team’s jersey.

“I’m happy to participate in a friendly challenge where both Charlotte and Denver residents are the big winners,” Charlotte Fire Chief Jon Hannan said in a news release. “I’m also confident our Carolina Panthers will bring home the trophy, and (Denver) Chief (Eric) Tade will look great wearing our blue and black.”

The alarms come from Kidde Fire Safety.