Kevin Harvick Invites Oak Ridge FD To Join Crew Sunday

MARTINSVILLE, N.C. -- They saved three lives and a home, now members of the Oak Ridge Fire Department will be honored for their service.

A Nov. 27 fire could have been much worse at NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick's Oak Ridge home.

The Harvicks heard smoke alarms in the middle of the night and called firefighters. Firefighters found a fire smoldering between two floors at the home, and crews were able to extinguish it.

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Now, Harvick and those firefighters are trying to get out a message.

"Smoke detectors really do save lives and hopefully people will think about it," said Oak Ridge Fire Chief Steve Simmons.

Sunday, some of the firefighters will head to Martinsville Speedway to be honorary members of Kevin Harvick's crew. They'll watch the STP 500 Sprint Cup race from the top of the war wagon in Harvick's pit stall.

Harvick's No. 4 car will also don a special patch that reads "Smoke Detectors Save Lives.

Chief Simmons says he and his team are excited to be on Harvick's crew, but they're even more excited to get the word out about smoke detectors.

"For us to be able to take this from a local level to national TV, through a national celebrity who actually experienced the event for themselves - it's just phenomenal," he said.

And Simmons' biggest wish? That Harvick's car doesn't get any scratches near the smoke detector decal.


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