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Franklin Fire Song Contest Winners Heat Up Puckett's Stage and Facebook Live with their Performances

Grand Prize Winner Michael Scott to receive Mentoring Session with BMI Songwriter of the Year Ed Hill!

Post Date:03/16/2017 2:23 PM

FFD Song Contest Winners

 Left to Right: Grand Prize Winner Michael Scott, Youth Winner Madeline Coles, and People’s Choice Award Winners Duo Lizzie Park and Dave Clo.


Franklin, TN – The Franklin Fire Department’s 2016 Song Contest winners were announced, then performed their winning songs on Facebook Live from the stage of Puckett’s Franklin, which sponsored the contest.  To view their performances, CLICK HERE

The contest, which began in October, invited entrants to write and record songs that supported the department’s Fire Prevention Month message, “Don’t wait, check the date!  Replace your smoke alarms every 10 years.”


Franklin native and Christ Presbyterian Academy graduate Michael Scott is the Song Contest grand prize winner.

Scott’s award is a mentoring session with 2006 BMI Songwriter of the Year Ed Hill, complete with a catered dinner courtesy of Puckett’s/Scout’s Pub.

The Stormwater Quality Coordinator for Williamson County, Scott and his wife Angela live in the Franklin Green subdivision with their three children.  Scott’s song “Fired up” featured real Franklin Fire Department radio traffic, as well as his eight-year old daughter Aubrey.  You can listen to it HERE.  Learn more about Scott at


The duo of Scales Elementary third grade student Lizzie Park and her guitar teacher Dave Clo won the People’s Choice Award with their song, “Change It.”  Their prize is a Puckett’s and Franklin Fire Department gift basket.  Listen to their song HERE.  Learn more at


Independence High School Senior Madeline Coles won best song in the youth category.  The 17-year old relocated to Williamson County from New Jersey with her mother last year to pursue a music career.  She says her inspiration is George Strait.  Listen to her song, “Change Your Smoke Alarms,” HERE.  You can learn more about Coles at  Her prize is a private pizza party at Franklin Fire Station 8 in the Westhaven community with her friends.


The “Red Hot Fire Girls,” a.k.a.  Riley Dial, a 4th grade student at Pearre Creek Elementary, and her music teacher Jessie Smith, received an Honorable Mention for their song, “Don’t Wait.”  You can listen to their song HERE.  Learn more about Smith at  Their prize is a ride on a Franklin fire truck.

Red Hot Fire Girls 
 The “Red Hot Fire Girls” a.k.a. Jessie Smith (left) and Riley Dial



National Fire Protection Association research shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.  Follow these tips to keep your family safe: 

  • Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years (this includes alarms that are hardwired).
  • Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
  • To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.


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