(KMOV.com) – Firefighters are kicking off a week-long effort to make sure home smoke detectors are working.
In a partnership with Energizer and “Home Depot,” firefighters from St. Louis and Mehlville are handing out free smoke detectors all week. Area firefighters are going door to door to hand out the smoke detectors, as well as batteries and flashlights.
This is all a part of the “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” program. According to reports, 38% of all deadly fires happen in homes without working smoke detectors.
Anyone who lives in St. Louis is asked to call their local fire department and request one of the free smoke detectors.